Tennessee reports 6 deaths from coronavirus

COVID-19 in Tennessee


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Six residents of Tennessee have died from the novel coronavirus, the state health department revealed Friday.

Earlier in the day, the Metro Public Health Department announced Davidson County’s second death of a COVID-19 patient.

During the department’s daily press briefing, health officials said the Davidson County resident was a 67-year-old man with “underlying health conditions.”

Pete Meenen, a 73-year-old longtime employee of the Brentwood YMCA who lived in both Davidson and Grundy counties, passed away March 20. Ron Golden, a 56-year-old Goodlettsville marine who was recently diagnosed with cancer, died the following day.

Ron Golden (Courtesy: Peggy Flanagan) & Pete Meenen (Courtesy: Brentwood YMCA/CaringBridge)

The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department announced Wednesday that a Hamilton County resident “over 65 years old with underlying illness” died at a local hospital.

The Tennessee Department of Health reported two additional deaths during its daily briefing Friday afternoon, but did not reveal where the patients lived.

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