COVID-19 Updates

26 Madison Co. residents approved for COVID-19 testing

JACKSON, Tenn. — The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department announced that 26 Madison County residents were approved for coronavirus testing. As of Sunday, 26 were tested with 15 results being negative and 10 still pending, according to the health department’s…

505 COVID-19 cases confirmed in Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Department of Health confirmed a total of 505 cases of COVID-19 in the state on Sunday. The announcement was made via Facebook and Twitter. For more information on COVID-19, go to the Centers for Disease…

Jackson mayor issues state of emergency, mandates for businesses

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Jackson Mayor Scott Conger has issued a state of emergency and a mandate for businesses following a similar announcement from Gov. Bill Lee. A news release from the mayor’s office states all retail stores must practice social…

Gov. Bill Lee issues executive order for businesses

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Gov. Bill Lee has signed an executive order calling for an alternative business model across the state, according to a news release from the governor’s office. Executive Order 17 will prohibit the social gathering of more than…

Residents react to COVID-19 at JMCGH

JACKSON, Tenn. -- People in Jackson speak out after learning about the first case of COVID-19 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Some residents say they'll keep taking precautions to keep themselves and their families…

Officials speak about COVID-19 hospital case

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson-Madison County General Hospital and Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department were notified of a confirmed case of COVID-19. "Yesterday the hospital was notified that we have a patient that…

23 Madison Co. residents approved for COVID-19 testing

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department announced that 23 Madison County residents were approved for coronavirus testing. As of Saturday, 23 were tested with 12 results being negative and 10 still pending, according to the health department's…

Tennessee reports first virus death, elderly man in Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee has recorded its first death from complications linked to the new coronavirus. Nashville Mayor John Cooper announced the death late Friday of a 73-year-old man with underlying health conditions, calling it a tragic loss of…

371 COVID-19 cases confirmed in Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Department of Health confirmed a total of 371 cases of COVID-19 in the state on Saturday. The announcement via Facebook and Twitter. For more information on COVID-19, go to the Centers for Disease Control website,…

UPDATE: Chester Co. COVID-19 patient treated in Jackson

JACKSON, Tenn. -- West Tennessee Healthcare confirmed the a case of COVID-19 at the Jackson-Madison County General Hospital on Friday. In a news release, West Tennessee Healthcare says the patient lives in Chester County, but was treated in Madison County.…