Health officials report 20 new coronavirus deaths, 942 new cases in Tennessee

Health officials report 20 new coronavirus deaths, 942 new cases in Tennessee
COVID-19 in Tennessee as of Sept. 19 (Source: TDH)

SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. (WMC) - According to health officials, Tennessee’s coronavirus case count has surpassed 180,000 since the start of the pandemic.

The Tennessee Department of Health announced 942 new cases and 20 more related deaths of as Saturday afternoon.

TDH is reporting 181,439 total cases and 2,216 total deaths, with 706 hospitalizations.

More than 2.6 million tests have been administered across the state and so far, 164,982 Tennesseans have recovered from the virus.

The Shelby County Health Department confirmed 178 new COVID-19 cases and three new virus-related deaths Saturday.

The total case count for Shelby County has reached 30,135, with 29,830 being confirmed and 305 being probable. This is the first time the county total has reached at least 30,000.

SCHD also reports three new coronavirus deaths, bringing the total to 442 of which 420 are confirmed and 22 are probable.

There remain 1,567 active cases across the county while 28,111 have recovered from the virus.

To stay up-to-date about COVID-19 in Shelby County, visit https://insight.livestories.com/.

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