667 COVID-19 cases confirmed in Tennessee
At 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, the Tennessee Department of Health provided the updated numbers for confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state. The update noted the COVID-19 case count for Tennessee is at 667, including 2 deaths.
At the Tennessee State Public Health Laboratory, a total of 1,031 COVID-19 tests have been completed, resulting in 955 negative results and 76 positive.
In all other commercial and private laboratories, a total of 10,113 COVID-19 tests have been completed with 591 resulting in positive results.
The majority of positive cases are in metropolitan areas, mostly in Middle Tennessee, such as Davidson County (Nashville – 183 confirmed cases), Sumner County (Gallatin/Hendersonville – 34 confirmed cases), and Williamson County (Franklin – 64 confirmed cases).
The Shelby County (Memphis) metropolitan area has reported 99 confirmed cases of COVID-19.
Positive cases in rural West Tennessee reported by the state health department include Carroll County (3), Chester County (1), Dyer County (2), Fayette County (2), Gibson County (2), Hardin County (1), Madison County (1), and Tipton County (6).
The state health department also reported 95 confirmed cases from individuals who reside outside the state lines and 38 cases currently pending.
The Tennessee Department of Health provides updated COVID-19 numbers daily at 2 p.m. at www.tn.gov.
Additional information can be obtained by visiting https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html or by calling 833-556-2476.