Health Dept.: Two Die from COVID-19 in Hamilton Co.


CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) — The health department is reporting its first COVID-19 related deaths in Hamilton County.

The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department’s Becky Barnes announced in a news conference on Wednesday, that two people died from the virus in the county. Only one of them was a Hamilton County resident.

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Barnes said the resident was older than 65, and had underlying health issues.

She said that person had been identified with having the virus, and was being monitored.

Barnes said that Hamilton County has 11 new confirmed cases of coronavirus, which brings the total now to 26.

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