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COVID-19: 1,884 cases, 10 deaths confirmed in Tennessee

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Posted at 2:10 PM, Mar 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-30 13:34:10-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — These numbers are reflective of all information as of 10 a.m. March 30th. Updated numbers will be available here.
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The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Tennessee has risen to 1,884. A total of ten deaths have been reported across the state.

NewsChannel 5 is keeping an independent count of cases in the state, using information from both the Tennessee Department of Health and local health agencies.

Davidson County continues to have the highest number of cases in the state at 443. Metro health officials confirmed the county's second death on Friday. Shelby County follows behind with a total of 379 cases. And Sumner County has the third highest count with a total of 179 cases.

Sumner County has the highest number of deaths in the state with a total of four. Two people with underlying conditions died in Portland and two people died in Gallatin.

The Tennessee Department of Health said there have been 133 hospitalizations.

Below is a breakdown of the cases, using numbers from both TDH and local health departments:

Anderson County - 6
Bedford County – 1
Benton County - 3
Blount County - 9
Bradley County - 8
Campbell County – 4
Cannon County - 3
Carroll County - 5
Carter - 1
Cheatham County - 8
Chester County - 2
Claiborne County - 2
Cocke County - 1
Coffee County - 1
Cumberland County - 9
Davidson County - 443 / 3 deaths
Decatur -1
DeKalb County - 3
Dickson County - 11
Dyer County - 3
Fayette County - 10
Franklin County - 6
Gibson County - 3
Greene County - 9
Grundy County - 2
Giles County - 1
Hamblen County - 2
Hamilton County - 35 / 1 death
Hardeman - 1
Hardin County - 1
Hawkins County - 2
Haywood County - 2
Henry County - 1
Houston County - 2
Jefferson County - 5
Johnson County - 2
Knox County - 38
Lewis County - 2
Lincoln County - 1
Loudon County – 8
Macon County - 3
Madison County - 3
Marion County - 5
Maury County - 8
McMinn County – 3
McNairy County - 1
Meigs County - 1
Monroe County - 3
Montgomery County - 13
Morgan County - 1
Obion County - 1
Overton County - 2
Perry County - 2
Putnam County - 17
Roane County - 2
Robertson County - 25
Rutherford County - 48
Scott County - 2
Sevier County - 6
Shelby County – 379
Smith County - 1
Sullivan County - 8
Sumner County - 179 / 4 deaths
Tipton County – 15
Trousdale - 1
Unicoi County - 1
Union - 1
Washington County - 14
Weakley - 1
White County - 1
Williamson County - 101
Wilson County - 27
Resident of another state/country: 150 / 3 deaths
Pending: 190

According to the state department of health, the labs notify local jurisdictions first, which leads to some local health departments reporting higher numbers. They took to social media explaining the discrepancy saying, "Laboratory reports of positive cases are reported to metro and local health departments as soon as results are available. State numbers are updated at 2 p."

Metro and Tennessee health officials have warned the growing demand for testing is leading to a longer turnaround for results, which might create a false impression that the curve is beginning to flatten in the state.

Governor Bill Lee has asked all public schools to remain closed until April 24.