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Hamilton County Has 6 More COVID Deaths, 625 New Cases; 336 Are Hospitalized; Tennessee Has 83 More Deaths - The Chattanoogan

The Hamilton County Health Department reported six more deaths from the coronavirus and 625 new positive cases on Wednesday. The case number is up from 552 the day before. The total cases in the county now stands at 57,267. This is the third highest number of new cases in one day. 

The death total is at 573 in the county. It is reported there were four men and two women; four white, one black and one race not determined; one age 31-40, one age 51-60, three age 61-70, and one age 71-80.

The number of COVID-19 hospitalizations is 336 in Hamilton County - up from 327 on Tuesday. Eleven more are hospitalized with suspected COVID. There are 124 Hamilton County inpatients and 87 patients are in ICU, down from 93 on Tuesday.

The number of those who have recovered from coronavirus in Hamilton County is 53,087, which is 93 percent. There are 3,607 active cases, up from 3,397 on Tuesday.

Tennessee reported 5,422 new cases on Tuesday, down from 13,442 the day before, for a total of 1,115,345 coronavirus cases. 

There were 83 more deaths in Tennessee reported on Wednesday, up from 24 on Tuesday, for a total of 13,804.

The state currently has 3,776 people hospitalized from the virus - an increase of 79.

There have been 1,018,012 Tennesseans that have recovered from the virus, which is 91 percent.

Here are the numbers by county: 

Bledsoe County:  3,002 cases, up 10; 13 deaths

Bradley County:  19,526 cases, up 151; 163 deaths, up 1

Grundy County: 2,315 cases, up 16; 36 deaths

Marion County: 4,958 cases, up 42; 51 deaths

Meigs County: 1,873 cases, up 9; 24 deaths

Polk County: 2,735 cases, up 16; 25 deaths

Rhea County: 5,929 cases, up 37; 85 deaths, up 1

Sequatchie County: 2,520 cases, up 17; 30 deaths

Knox County: 66,217 cases, up 404; 728 deaths, up 3

Davidson County: 108,331 cases, up 314; 1,027 deaths, up 5

Shelby County: 130,495 cases, up 547; 1,921 deaths, up 12