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Hamilton County resident identified as 3rd coronavirus-related death in Tennessee

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WKRN) — A Hamilton County resident has died after being diagnosed with COVID-19, according to the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department.

The department made the announcement on its Facebook page Wednesday evening and wrote the Hamilton County resident was “over 65 years old with underlying illness and died in a local hospital.”

“It is with a heavy heart that we announce this COVID-19 death,” Health Department Administrator Becky Barnes said in a statement.

She added, “we extend our condolences to the family; however, this reminds us to continue our prevention efforts and to fight this disease with firm resolve.”

The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department reported 11 new cases of the novel coronavirus Wednesday, bringing the total of confirmed cases in the county to 26.

The Tennessee Department of Health announced during its Wednesday afternoon update that a third person had died in the state as a result of COVID-19, but would not specify the county where the person lived. A short time later, the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department provided details about its death.

Two other people have died of coronavirus in the state. Pete Meenen, a 73-year-old Davidson County resident and longtime employee of the Brentwood YMCA, passed away Friday, while Ron Golden, a 56-year-old Goodlettsville marine who was recently diagnosed with cancer, died Saturday.

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

Tennessee Dept. of Health Confirmed Cases

(This only reflects what the TDH is reporting each day at 2 p.m. CST. For updated totals listed by agencies across Tennessee visit WKRN.com)

County# of Cases
Anderson10
Bedford8
Benton4
Bledsoe2
Blount34
Bradley21
Campbell5
Cannon4
Carroll6
Carter3
Cheatham12
Chester6
Claiborne2
Clay1
Cocke1
Coffee4
Cumberland23
Davidson 741
DeKalb5
Dickson22
Dyer7
Fayette18
Fentress1
Franklin12
Gibson8
Giles3
Grainger3
Greene16
Grundy12
Hamblen4
Hamilton70
Hardeman6
Hardin 2
Hawkins9
Haywood2
Henry4
Hickman1
Houston2
Humphreys3
Jackson3
Jefferson6
Johnson2
Knox99
Lauderdale2
Lawrence3
Lewis2
Lincoln5
Loudon13
Macon7
Madison19
Marion16
Marshall4
Maury21
McMinn 3
McNairy3
Meigs2
Monroe6
Montgomery46
Morgan4
Obion2
Overton2
Perry3
Polk3
Putnam52
Roane5
Robertson51
Rutherford140
Scott3
Sequatchie2
Sevier13
Shelby689
Smith3
Stewart1
Sullivan 18
Sumner301
Tipton31
Trousdale7
Unicoi1
Union1
Warren1
Washington22
Wayne2
Weakley1
White2
Williamson239
Wilson 82
Residents of other states/countries218
Pending63
Total Casesas of (4/4/20)3,321

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