BREAKING: First two COVID-19 deaths reported in Coffee County

The Tennessee Department of Health has reported the first COVID-19 deaths in Coffee County. 

Two people have died, as of July 31.

The number of active cases is 198, and 170 people have recovered. 

The active cases are 0.35% of the population. 

When the active cases are fewer than 0.5% of the Coffee County population (fewer than 282 active cases), the spread is considered minimal, according to Coffee County, Manchester City and Tullahoma City Schools. The schools proceed with their traditional schedule.

When the number of active cases is between 0.5% and 1%, the spread of the virus is considered moderate, and schools will adjust their schedules, and implement a combination of on-site and distance learning.

If the active cases exceed 1% of the population (565), the spread would be considered substantial, and distance learning will be fully implemented. No students will be in the school buildings.  

The percentages are calculated based on population of 56,500.

The total COVID-19 case count for Tennessee is now 105,959 as of July 31, 2020 including 1,060 deaths, 4,661 hospitalizations and 66,357 recovered. For additional data, including the weekly cluster report, go to www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov.html.

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