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Weakley County confirmed COVID-19 cases rise to five

Weakley County's total confirmed coronavirus cases increased by four Saturday, bringing the county total to five on Sunday, April 5. Weakley County Health Officials report that they have tested 90 people for the virus.

In Obion County, officials confirmed two cases and one death as of Sunday.

The University of Tennessee at Martin's main campus shut down last week, removing more staff members from campus. Students were sent home in March. Classes have moved online.

Faculty who are essential will be in offices on campus. Those individuals will be given an "essential services provider card" in order to gain clearance.

The Tennessee Department of Health reported 3,633 confirmed cases today. 44 people in the state have died. The state total continues to rise after Governor Bill Lee's order this week, requiring people to stay home unless conducting "essential business."

Lee said in a press conference this week that residents' disregard for social distancing measures was "disturbing." He hoped his mandated stay-at-home would help Tennesseans stay separate.

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