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County coronavirus positives updated to 601, includes 586 inmate cases

Bledsoe County’s positive coronavirus case count has been updated to 601 as of Tuesday, May 5, according to the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH). The County has 3,060 negatives and 12 recovered, according to the data.

The Tennessee Department of Correction has so far confirmed 586 positive cases. The agency reports 3 test results are pending, while 1,730 tests have come back negative. These numbers are part of the County total.

For more, see and next week’s issue of The Bledsonian-Banner.


  1. T Cols on April 23, 2020 at 3:37 pm

    The headline is misleading. The total cases are 351, 345 are inmates. So, only 6 positive cases in the community.

    • Editor on April 23, 2020 at 4:07 pm

      The state has not broken down the difference between inmates and general population. We have asked for this to be clarified or broken down, but the state has not yet done this. The story has been updated with a just released statement from the commissioner of health stating the number of positives in the general population is very low.

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