Third COVID-19 case confirmed in Dyer County
At 2 p.m. Thursday, March 26, the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) provided updated numbers for confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state. The update noted the third positive coronavirus case in Dyer County.
Statewide, the TDH announced there were 957 positive COVID-19 cases, including 76 hospitalizations and 3 fatalities.
At the Tennessee State Public Health Laboratory, a total of 1,222 COVID-19 tests have been completed, resulting in 1,111 negative results and 111 positive.
In all other commercial and private laboratories, a total of 13,687 COVID-19 tests have been completed with 846 resulting in positive results.
The majority of positive cases are in metropolitan areas, mostly in Middle Tennessee, such as Davidson County (Nashville – 203 confirmed cases), Sumner County (Gallatin/Hendersonville – 43 confirmed cases), and Williamson County (Franklin – 70 confirmed cases).
The Shelby County (Memphis) metropolitan area has reported 147 confirmed cases of COVID-19, which is the most number of confirmed cases in any county in West Tennessee.
Positive cases in rural West Tennessee reported by the state health department include Benton County (1), Carroll County (3), Chester County (2), Dyer County (3), Fayette County (3), Gibson County (2), Hardin County (1), Madison County (2), and Tipton County (8).
The state health department also reported 117 confirmed cases from individuals who reside outside the state lines and 112 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.