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New COVID-19 infections continue to surge among Tennessee's school age children

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne)  --  Middle Tennessee continues to see sharp increases in COVID-19 infections among school age children, even though most haven’t been in a classroom in weeks.

State records show every county in the Greater Nashville area recorded higher new infection case counts during the week that ended Saturday.

Davidson and Rutherford counties reported the worst surges, with each reporting increases of 73 percent over the previous week. Cheatham, Robertson, Williamson and Wilson counties all reported increases of 33 percent or higher.

Cheatham, Davidson, Sumner, Williamson and Wilson counties have allopted to begin their spring semesters classes either partially or fully online.

State health officials classify all residents 5 to 18 years old as school age children.

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