County Active COVID Cases on the Rise

BY SABRINA BATES

sabrina@dresdenenterprise.com

WEAKLEY COUNTY (October 26) – Within one week, Weakley County has recorded an increase of 40 active COVID-19 cases since Monday, October 19, 2020.

As of Monday, October 26, 2020, numbers reported by the Tennessee Department show an active COVID case count for Weakley County at 145. One week ago, the number of active novel coronavirus cases were at 105. A total of 13,076 negative test results were recorded for the county, while the total case count was 1,573 as of Monday. Weakley County reported 26 COVID-19-related deaths and 1,402 patients listed as recovered.

Of a four-county region in Northwest Tennessee, Obion County remains at the top spot for the active number of COVID cases recorded at 119 as of Monday. There are 1,795 total cases in Obion County, with 1,574 listed as recovered. The county recorded 12,407 negative tests and 22 deaths.

Carroll County has the fewest number of active COVID cases in the four-county region as of Monday with 86 listed. Carroll County recorded a total 1,153 novel coronavirus cases with 1,041 listed as recovered and 26 COVID-related deaths in the county.

Henry County’s active case count inched up in one week at 95, compared to one week ago when the active case count Monday, October 19, was listed at 67. The county recorded 11,178 negative tests; 802 total coronavirus cases with 696 of those listed as recovered. Henry County reported 11 COVID-related deaths as of Monday, October 26.

Weakley and Henry counties are under a mask mandate through Friday, October 30, at 11:59 p.m. The Weakley County Health Department offers free COVID-19 testing Monday through Friday. Call 731-364-2210 for additional information.

The Tennessee Department of Health provides daily updates, including county case totals, on its website at www.tn.gov/health.

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