Coronavirus cases in Tennessee rise by 358 in 24 hours; more than 400,000 tests have been conducted statewide

The number of new cases reported statewide rose by less than 2%. (Community Impact staff)
The number of new cases reported statewide rose by less than 2%. (Community Impact staff)

The number of new cases reported statewide rose by less than 2%. (Community Impact staff)

Coronavirus cases across Tennessee have risen to 20,965 as of May 26, according to the latest update from the Tennessee Department of Health—an increase of 358 new cases since May 25.

The total includes 343 deaths, 1,609 cumulative hospitalizations and 13,334 recoveries.

In Davidson County, there have been at least 4,716 reported cases. Williamson County has 527 cases.


Overall, more than 403,000 tests have been conducted across Tennessee, according to the update. In a May 22 announcement, Gov. Bill Lee said the state has tested 2.5% of the state population, a figure above White House recommendations to test at least 2% of the population per month. Lee said the state is on track to test 3% of the population by the end of May.

Residents can find testing sites and assessment centers here.
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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