Update: Humphreys County deputy tests negative for COVID-19

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HUMPHREYS COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — Humphreys Chief Deputy Rob Edwards told News 2 that a deputy who worked on the call of the county’s first COVID-19 death has now tested negative for COVID-19.

The first COVID-19 death in the county happened on April 24.

The deputy at the scene was quarantined for 14 days. The Chief said he was tested and cleared.

Stay with News 2 for continuing coverage of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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