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4/8/20 State of Tennessee COVID-19 Numbers

4/8/20 State of Tennessee COVID-19 Numbers

Laboratory Type Positive Test Negative Tests Total State PH Lab 348 2,602 2,950 Non-State PH Lab 4,014 49,654 53,668 Total 4,362 52,256 56,618 * Please note, these data are meant to provide a rough estimate of testing volume. Due to different source data, numbers may differ slightly from day to day. ** Laboratory reports of positive cases…MORE

5 Minute COVID-19 Tests Arrive in Tennessee

5 Minute COVID-19 Tests Arrive in Tennessee

The first shipments of the 5-minute COVID-19 tests kits have arrived in Tennessee. Officials say it was a small shipment, but expect the tests to become a main part of their supply chain starting later this week. A positive tests takes five minutes. If you don’t have the virus it takes 13 minutes. The Abbott…MORE

KPD Looking for Runaway Teen Kya Nelson

KPD Looking for Runaway Teen Kya Nelson

Knoxville Police are asking you to be on the lookout for a teen missing almost two weeks. Officials say 14-year-old Kya Nelson is a runaway. She was last seen at her home on Knotty Oak Way in South Knoxville March 26th. Officials believe she’s still in the area possibly around Sevierville Pike and Sevier Avenue.…MORE

4/7/20 State of Tennessee COVID-19 Numbers

4/7/20 State of Tennessee COVID-19 Numbers

Laboratory Type Positive Test Negative Tests Total State PH Lab 339 2,261 2,600 Non-State PH Lab 3,799 46,475 50,274 Total 4,138 48,736 52,874 * Please note, these data are meant to provide a rough estimate of testing volume. Due to different source data, numbers may differ slightly from day to day. ** Laboratory reports of positive cases…MORE

4/7/20 Knox County COVID-19 Numbers

4/7/20 Knox County COVID-19 Numbers

Cases: Percent of Cases Number of Positive Cases 126 100% Number of *Recovered Cases(This number is included in the number of positive cases) 74 58.7% Number of Active Cases(The number of positive cases, excluding the number of recovered cases.) 49 38.9% **Hospitalizations 16 12.7% Deaths 3 2.4% Gender: Percent of Cases Male 67 53.2% Female…MORE

Officer Involved Shooting on Strawberry Plains

Officer Involved Shooting on Strawberry Plains

Multiple victims are reported after an officer involved shooting Tuesday morning on Strawberry Plains Pike. Knox County Sheriff Tom Spangler says an officer was involved, but is okay. Officials say one person was sent to the hospital. The initial reports of a stabbing came in around 7:00 a.m. to the Pilot on the 7200 block Strawberry…MORE

Altar’d State Giving Away 500 Dresses to Medical Workers

Altar’d State Giving Away 500 Dresses to Medical Workers

A clothing company based in East Tennessee is giving away 500 dresses as a way to thank healthcare workers. Altar’d State and their sister company A’Beautiful Soul are celebrating World Health Day and want to thank the Doctors, Nurses, Medical on Hospital workers on the frontline of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Sizes are available from 00…MORE

4/6/20 State of Tennessee COVID-19 Numbers

4/6/20 State of Tennessee COVID-19 Numbers

Laboratory Type Positive Test Negative Tests Total State PH Lab 332 2,295 2,627 Non-State PH Lab 3,470 41,253 44,723 Total 3,802 43,548 47,350 * Please note, these data are meant to provide a rough estimate of testing volume. Due to different source data, numbers may differ slightly from day to day. ** Laboratory reports of positive cases…MORE

Knoxville Group Trying to Sew Nearly 10,000 Masks

Knoxville Group Trying to Sew Nearly 10,000 Masks

(WVLT) A group in Knoxville is doing what they can to help combat COVID-19. They got together on Facebook and the Knoxville Area MASK MAKERS are sewing and delivering protective face masks for essential workers. Sandra Sacco says it started as a small Facebook Group and has quickly taken off. She says they’ve been asked…MORE

Missing Jefferson County Teen

Missing Jefferson County Teen

Police in Jefferson County are looking for a possible runaway. 15-year-old Emma Lockhart has been missing since yesterday morning from Jefferson City. Officials suspect she ran away from home. Emma is 5’6″ 130 pounds with blue eyes. If you have any information you’re asked to call Jefferson County authorities at (865) 475-6855.MORE

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Cumulus Knoxville COVID-19 Resource Center

Listen to Hallerin Hilton Hill this Wednesday and Thursday from 3 – 7 PM as he provides you with important information regarding the COVID-19 crisis, and how you can get relief through local & federal resources. Find all the information you need to know about COVID-19 testing, relief, & resources, with web links and more…

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