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As of Friday, April 3, Tennessee has 3,067 confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to the Tennessee Department of Health. That puts the state 16th or 17th in the list of U.S. coronavirus cases by state.

Ahead of the state’s daily release of coronavirus data on Friday (April 3), Davidson County in Middle Tennessee announced that their case numbers had risen to 808, with 6 deaths, The Tennessean reported. Almost all -- 785 -- of those cases were in healthcare workers. 

The state department of health and commercial labs have run Nashville News at least 34,611 tests for the virus. At least 293 people are hospitalized with COVID-19 in the state.


Thirty-nine patients under the age of 10 have tested positive, 148 between the ages of 11 and 20, 693 between the ages of 21 and 30, 494 between the ages 31 and 40, 474 between the ages of 41 and 50, 544 between the ages of 51 and 60, 359 between the ages 61 and 70, 196 between the ages of 71 and 80 and 105 over the age of 80. Fifteen people's ages are unknown.

The state has reported 37 coronavirus fatalities, up 10 from March 30. The first was Pete Meenen, a 73-year-old from Brentwood in Davidson County who died on March 20. A University of Washington model updated on March 31 suggests that if social distancing remains in place, Tennessee’s epidemic will peak on April 19 with more than 1,800 patients in need of ventilators, The Tennessean reported.

Seventy-four residents and thirty-three staff at a nursing home in Gallatin have tested positive for coronavirus, according to The Tennessean. As of April 1, four residents had died.

Joe Diffie, 61, a country singer and 1998 Grammy winner, died from coronavirus complications on Sunday (March 29), The Tennessean reported. He lived in Nashville. Nashville-based country singer John Prine, 73, was in critical condition with COVID-19 on Sunday, his family announced. 

While Nashville and its surroundings have been hardest-hit Press Release Distribution Services In Nashville by the virus thus far, there is evidence that community spread is reaching into rural communities in the state. This week, doctors in Northeast Tennessee said they have found cases in that region that are not linked to travel, News Channel 11 reported. Sumner County, a relatively rural county north of Nashville, has become a hotspot for the virus, The Tennessean reported on March 31, and there are growing concerns that the local hospital systems may be overwhelmed. 

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