Tennessee health officials report 4,634 cases of COVID-19 across the state, more than 1,000 in Shelby County

The Tennessee Department of Health is reporting 4,634 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus across the state and 94 deaths. That’s up from 4,362 cases and 79 deaths Wednesday afternoon.

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Governments warned that the hard-won gains against the scourge must not be jeopardized by relaxing social distancing over the holiday weekend.
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Sen. Bernie Sanders has ended his presidential campaign after disappointing primary results, leaving former Vice President Joe Biden as the likely Democratic nominee.

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Dr. Steve Threlkeld is co-director of Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis’ infectious prevention program.
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  Record 16.8 million have sought US jobless aid since coronavirus

The figures collectively constitute the largest and fastest string of job losses in records dating to 1948.

Chamber of Commerce, others collecting donations for Harrisburg tornado victims

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Mississippi Blood Services desperately needs donations to save lives

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83 residents at Calif. nursing home hit by coronavirus evacuated after staff fails to show for work

After staff at the 90-bed facility didn’t show up for work two days in a row, the patients had to be moved to other healthcare locations in the county.

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Grizzlies trying to stay sharp waiting on season to resume

Memphis Tigers cancel NFL Pro Day

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Tigers get first basketball commitment for 2020-21

Many Memphis Tiger Basketball fans have been wondering when would the U of M get any commitments for next season. They got one Thursday, which could be the precursor of more to come.

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Memphis Police Director Mike Rallings is back in the office after disappearing from public view for nearly a month, right when the coronavirus pandemic struck the Bluff City.
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  Countries start thinking about easing up on restrictions

Even as coronavirus deaths continue to mount across Europe, New York and other hot spots, the U.S. and other governments are slowly beginning to envision an exit strategy.

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