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COVID-19 cases top 2,000; study shows mortality rate lower than first reported

As of 2 p.m. Tuesday, there are now 2,239 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Tennessee, this includes one confirmed case in Coffee County. Of these cases, there have been 23 reported deaths and 175 hospitalizations, according to Tennessee Department of Health.

As of 4 p.m. Monday, Unity Medical Center reports that it has administered 53 tests, with 31 negative results, 1 positive and 21 results pending.

According to a study released Monday, the mortality rate of the COVID-19 disease is now thought to be 0.66%. This is lower than previous numbers that stated 1.38% of those infected will die. This is because new studies take into account mild cases that are never officially diagnosed. 

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