Partial Tennessee school COVID-19 data reveals 759 infections statewide

Sep 10, 2020


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee is reporting 759 students and staff have tested positive for the coronavirus at schools across the state, with more than half the districts reporting.

The data was supposed to be released Tuesday but was delayed because of technical difficulties. Officials now hope to have full reporting from all districts by Sept. 22.

The cases reported Wednesday include 516 students and 243 staff.

Also on Wednesday, the Tennessee Department of Correction released the results of targeted coronavirus testing at Tennessee’s state-run prisons. As of mid-afternoon, the state was reporting 408 positive cases across 12 facilities with 142 tests still pending.

Also pending were test results at three privately run facilities.