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Tennessee political hopefuls forced to adjust to unexpected rival — the corona virus — on campaign trails

NASHVILLE — Glad-handing is definitely out. So are crowds, most public appearances and certainly in-person political campaign fundraisers. So what’s a Tennessee candidate running for the U.S. Senate or other down-ballot contest to do in the midst of the coronavirus, the worst health crisis to hit the nation in a century? Welcome to the 2020 […]

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Tennessee Coronavirus Death Toll Goes Up 1 To 44; Cases Reach 3,663

Hamilton County has gone from four to eight coronavirus victims, officials at the Hamilton County Health Department said. There have been 71 coronavirus cases within the county. The Tennessee toll from the conoravirus has reached 44 – up one from the Saturday report. However, that does not count the four new deaths from Hamilton County.   […]

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Tennessee reports 3,633 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 44 deaths

This story was updated Sunday, April 5, 2020, at 4:00 p.m. with more information. For answers to frequently asked questions about the coronavirus, click here.  ___ NOTE: Tennessee Department of Health and other state department numbers are updated at set times during the day, so there may be a lag in the reporting of state-level data. […]

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UPDATE: Tennessee reports 3,633 cases of COVID-19, 44 deaths; Hamilton Co. has 79 cases

Hamilton County now has 3 confirmed cases, Becky Barnes, Administrator of health services for the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department shared in Wednesday’s news conference. The second case may have had contact with Hamilton County priest Father Brad Whitaker, who was recently confirmed as positive for coronavirus.

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The week that Tennessee and Georgia got on board for ‘stay at home’ in response to COVID-19

On March 19, Dr. Aaron Milstone, a pulmonary and critical care specialist in Franklin, Tennessee, stayed up all night to share a link to an online petition with as many physicians in his contacts as he could. “I’ve been here for two and a half decades,” Milstone said. “So you can imagine that after 25 […]

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Coronavirus fears grow among Chattanooga’s essential workers, those with no work-from-home option

Lakecha Strickland takes people to work. She takes them to visit loved ones. She picks them up hours before the sun rises, making the left turn on Orchard Knob Avenue or at the stop near TVA. But in the span of a few short weeks, the city Strickland has driven through for more than two […]

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Billy Graham Crusade In Chattanooga Was 67 Years Ago; Link Lets You Listen To His Easter Message

The Billy Graham Crusade was taking place at the Warner Park Field House in Chattanooga 67 years ago.  Dr. Graham preached his Easter Message here that year.  Because of the coronavirus, Easter Sunrise Services and worship services are being canceled. You can listen to Dr. Graham’s 1953 Easter message from Chattanooga courtesy of the Billy […]

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Surge Planning in TN: Multiple Facilites to be Converted into Alternative Hospital Sites for COVID-19 Positive Patients

Surge planning is underway in Tennessee right now. The Knoxville Expos Center in East Tennessee is one of the larger arenas being converted into a temporary hospital for COVID-19 patients in need as fears increase over hospital bed space. Governor Bill Lee stated… The Knoxville, Expo Center has 80,000 square feet of what is normally […]

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State Data Center Breaks Down Tennessee Coronavirus Cases, Deaths

The Tennessee State Data Center has created a COVID-10 dashboard that is free to use online or on TV. It updates daily by 2:30 p.m. CDT using the Tennessee Department of Health’s daily data release at 2 p.m. CDT.   The dashboard visualizes the health department’s data by breaking out: New cases by day and total cases, […]

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