No new Chester County COVID-19 Cases; State of Tennessee cases continue to rise

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Tennessee Covid-19 cases still are on the rise causing Governor Bill Lee to extend the Stay at Home Order through April 30 on Monday, April 14.
Gov. Lee announced on Monday that the development of the Economic Recovery Group to focus on a phased reboot of the state economy. The group will be led by Tourism Commissioner Mark Ezell and will work in coordination with legislative leadership, local mayors, health care professionals, and representatives of impacted industries. The Economic Recovery Group will issue industry-specific guidance so that businesses can be prepared to operate safely and protect their employees and customers.
By formalizing an economic recovery specific group, this will ensure the Unified Command Group will continue their focused efforts of disease management, improving hospital and testing capacity, and increasing our PPE supply chain. The Unified Command Group will also be making recommendations to Gov. Lee about when and how to begin the phased-in reopening of the economy.
As of Tuesday afternoon, there were 5,823 cases with 124 deaths and 1,969 patients recovered in the state.
Chester County alone is doing better. The new statistics from the Tennessee Health Department show that there have only been five cases instead of six that was presented last week from them, and all five residents people have recovered. That means no new positive cases have occurred in the past week, and all of the county is healthy as of now.
Keep up-to-date with COVID-19 updates on our Chester County Independent Facebook page and chestercountyindependent.com.