Coronavirus cases in Williamson County up by 39 in past 24 hours; active cases dip to WCS "low spread" threshold

The county total includes 1,180 active cases, or people who are currently infected with the coronavirus. (Community Impact staff)
The county total includes 1,180 active cases, or people who are currently infected with the coronavirus. (Community Impact staff)

The county total includes 1,180 active cases, or people who are currently infected with the coronavirus. (Community Impact staff)

The total number of coronavirus cases in Williamson County has risen to 3,741 as of Aug. 14, according to the latest update from the Tennessee Department of Health. This marks an increase of 39 new cases reported in the county since the department’s last update Aug. 13.

This total includes 1,180 active cases, or people who are currently infected with the coronavirus.

Today's data brings the number of active cases down to the "low spread" range outlined by Williamson County Schools' reopening framework.

Superintendent Jason Golden has previously said the district is looking at a number of factors to determine whether schools should reopen, including hospital capacity and state guidance. As of Friday afternoon, the district is now in its low-spread status, according to its coronavirus webpage.

An official decision from the district is expected in the evening on Aug. 14


Statewide cases now total 130,458 an increase of 1,947 since Aug. 13.

Since the pandemic reached Tennessee in March, more than 1,300 deaths have been reported, and over 5,700 individuals have been hospitalized.

In the state, over 91,300 estimated recoveries have been reported, and more than 1.8 million tests have been administered.
By Wendy Sturges
A Houston native and graduate of St. Edward's University in Austin, Wendy Sturges has worked as a community journalist covering local government, health care, business and development since 2011. She has worked with Community Impact since 2015 as a reporter and editor and moved to Tennessee in 2019.


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