Active COVID Case Count Surpasses 250

BY SABRINA BATES

sabrina@dresdenenterprise.com

WEAKLEY COUNTY (November 16) – Withing a 14-day period, the active number of COVID-19 cases for Weakley County has climbed by more than 100 cases, according to information provided by the Tennessee Department of Health.

On Monday, November 16, TDH reported Weakley County’s active case count at 253. Two weeks ago on Monday, November 2, the active case count for the county was listed at 149, with COVID-19-related deaths recorded at 27.

As of Monday, COVID-related deaths in Weakley County were listed at 34.

In neighboring Obion County, where the active case count has seen a steady increase for weeks, the total number of COVID cases recorded were listed at 2,279, with 314 considered active. Obion County recorded 36 COVID-related deaths as of Monday, November 16.

Henry County has also seen a rise in active coronavirus cases, with 292 recorded Monday and 15 deaths. The county was under a public space mask mandate through last month.

Carroll County is also experiencing an increase in the number of active coronavirus cases. As of Monday, the TDH recorded 231 active COVID cases in the county and 30 related deaths.

Weakley County remains under a public space mask mandate through the end of December.

The Tennessee Department of Health provides updated information regarding case counts each afternoon on its website at www.tn.gov/health.

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