Governor Extends ‘Safer at Home’

COVID-19: Weakley Six, Carroll 12, Henry Eight

NASHVILLE (April 14, 2020) — Governor Bill Lee announced Monday the “Safer at Home” mandate imposed April 2, effective until April 14 at midnight, is extended to April 30. The Governor said that until a treatment is available, possibly a year or more in the future, social or physical distancing will be part of Tennesseans daily lives. In the coming weeks, Governor Lee said the newly assembled economic recovery group will develop a plan for businesses to move forward in a world where the virus is present.
Carroll County now has 12 (up from seven one week earlier) confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus. Weakley County has six (five one week earlier) cases and Henry County has eight (four one week earlier).
Tennessee now has 5,823 (3,633 one week earlier) persons who have tested positive for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) as of 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 14, 2020. There are 124 (44 one week earlier) deaths and 633 hospitalized (328 one week earlier) from the virus. 78,831 have been tested in the state. That’s up from 41,667 one week earlier. Every Tennessee county has at least one positive case except Crockett. Shelby has the most at 1,331 and Davidson is at 1,207.
Carroll County had 226 to test negative, while Henry County had 173 and Weakley County had 160.
Former State Trooper Adam Killion of Paris is hospitalized with a diagnosis of COVID-19 and is recovering at Vanderbilt Hospital.
Nationwide, there are a total of 579,005 (330,891 8 days ago) cases with 22,252 (8,910 8 days earlier) deaths.
Among other west Tennessee counties, Tipton has the most cases with 52, followed by Fayette with 37, Madison 73, Gibson 21, Dyer 22, Chester 5, Hardeman 7, Benton 4, Haywood 12 (3 last week) and one death, McNairy 9 (3 last week), Hardin 2, Lauderdale 9 (2 last week), Henderson 2. Lake 4.
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China. Additional cases have been identified in a growing number of other international locations, including the United States.
Patients with COVID-19 have had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of: fever, cough, and shortness of breath. It is ten times more deadly than influenza.

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