Tennessee surpasses 7,000 COVID-19 deaths

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) – The Tennessee Department of Health released data on COVID-19 in the state.

Each day, the health department releases numbers on deaths, cases, recoveries and hospitalizations.

As of January 3, 2021, Tennessee had reached 608,297 total cases, 7,025 total deaths, 3,176 current hospitalizations and 526,966 recoveries from the virus.

Guidance released by the CDC advises practicing preventative measures to help stop an outbreak in your community by:

– Avoiding contact with people who are sick

– If you are sick, stay home

– Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue

– Clean frequently touched surfaces daily

– Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds

– Use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol

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