As of Monday afternoon, there were 36 cases of COVID-19 in Carroll County, according to figures from the Tennessee Health Department.
And, fortunately, there have been no more deaths attributed to the coronavirus in the county since the first death was reported back in mid April when there were only 15 confirmed cases locally.
Thirty-one county residents have recovered from the virus after being confirmed as having it.
COVID-19 cases in surrounding counties as of Monday included eight in Benton County with one death, 36 in Henry County with no deaths, 42 in Weakley County with no deaths, 77 in Gibson County with one death, 193 in Madison County with two deaths, 21 in Henderson County with no deaths, and 15 in Decatur County with no deaths.
For the state as a whole, 35,553 cases had been reported as of Monday afternoon with 531 deaths, 2,301 hospitalizations, and 23,567 recoveries.
Nearly 700,000 people have been tested for the virus so far in Tennessee out of a total population of 6.89 million.
Shelby County leads the state in both cases and deaths with 7,916 cases and 163 deaths, followed closely by Davidson County with 7,668 cases and 95 deaths.
Other Tennessee counties with over 1,000 cases include Hamilton County with 2,074 cases and 25 deaths, Rutherford County with 2,060 cases and 32 deaths, Trousdale County with 1,466 cases and five deaths, and Sumner County with 1,181 cases and 49 deaths.
Nationwide, there have been 2.32 million confirmed cases of COVID-19, 122,000 deaths, and 722,000 recoveries.
About a third of the coronavirus deaths in the U.S. have been in nursing homes or other long term care facilities.
According to Carroll County Health Department Director Emily Rushing, none of the county’s long term care facilities had been reported as having two or more cases of the virus as of Monday.
However, Rushing is urging local residents to continue to take measures to protect their health and slow the spread of the virus, giving the following recommendations:
•Clean your hands often.
•Avoid close contact with others.
•Stay home when you’re sick, except to get medical care.
•Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your elbow.
•Wear a face mask while in public (for those over two years old).
•Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
More information can be found at: https://www.tn.gov/governor/covid-19/health.html