NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Tennessee Department of Health does not anticipate releasing any COVID-19 numbers Saturday, December 19, due to “the volume of tests being processed”.
Instead, TDH expects to release a combined report on Sunday, December 20 for both Saturday and Sunday case counts.
The delay comes as COVID-19 cases continue to surge across Tennessee and the United States.
Friday’s update added 10,421 cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 503,651 cases. TDH also reported 115 new deaths, bringing the death toll to 5,960.
On Saturday afternoon, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced he will deliver a statewide address Sunday at 7 p.m. to discuss the surge of the virus. News 2 will carry the governor’s address both on air and online.