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COVID Cases Rise in State, Tri-Counties

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With the Omicron variant beginning to reach several metropolitan areas in Tennessee, COVID cases are on the rise.

Sunday, December 19, the Tennessee Department of Health reported a one-day toll of 2,485 new cases in the state, 47 deaths, and 17,723 administered tests.

As of December 20, Carroll County has 94 active COVID cases. Over the past two weeks, the county gained 7.4 new cases per day, up from the previous two weeks’ average of 3.7 new cases. There was an average of 33.1 tests per day over the past week, with 9.9 percent testing positive.

Henry County has 68 active cases as of December 20. Over the past two weeks, Henry County gained 5.9 cases each day, up from the previous two weeks’ average of 3.4 cases per day. There was an average of 32.1 tests per day with 11.1 percent testing positive in the past week.

As of December 20, Weakley County has 124 active cases. The county reached an average of 11.1 new COVID cases per day, an increase from the prior two weeks’ 8.6 cases per day. An average of 34.1 tests are used per day with 15.5 percent testing positive in the past week.

Refer to the Tennessee Department of Health and CDC guidelines to stay healthy and updated during the upcoming holidays.

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