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May 17 COVID-19 update: 17,388 total cases, 298 deaths in Tennessee

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Posted at 2:02 PM, May 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-17 15:15:31-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed 100 additional cases of COVID-19, bringing the state's total number of cases to 17,388. The department said 298 deaths have been reported.

TDOH officials released the latest information on Saturday, saying there have been 1,482 hospitalizations. Of those who've tested positive, 9,652 have recovered.

Earlier in the day, the Metro Public Health Department confirmed 4,132 total cases in Nashville/Davidson County, an increase of 83 in the past 24 hours.

The confirmed cases range in age from 1 month to 99 years. Health officials said 43 people have died and 2,851 have recovered from the virus.