Three new cases confirmed in Tennessee on Tuesday
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – UPDATE: (3 p.m. 3/10/20) — The Tennessee Department of Health confirmed the seventh case of COVID-19 around 3 p.m. Tuesday.
The health department did not say where in the state the case was located.
Earlier Tuesday, the health department had confirmed two additional cases of COVID-19 in Middle Tennessee, bringing the state’s total number of confirmed cases to six.
The patients are men in Middle Tennessee, the Tennessee Department of Health said in a news release Tuesday morning.
The Tennessee Health Department is working closely with local health officials to support the ongoing investigations of COVID-19 cases, the agency said. The overall risk to the public remains low as COVID-19 is not currently widespread in Tennessee or the United States.
The Tennessee Department of Health is posting COVID-19 updated numbers online by 3 p.m. ET each day.
The department’s State Public Health Laboratory is running COVID-19 testing seven days a week to assist in identifying cases and treating individuals.
The Tennessee Department of Health oversees 89 county health departments and serves as a partner to the six major metropolitan jurisdictions, including Shelby, Madison, Davidson, Knox, Hamilton and Sullivan counties.
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