After crossing the 1,500-case mark Thursday, Coffee County now has 1,512 overall cases of COVID-19, according to data from the Tennessee Department of Health.

The Friday update from the state health department listed the county with 252 active cases and 17 deaths due to COVID-19. There are also 1,243 inactive/recovered cases of the virus in the county, per the report.

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There have been more than 21,000 negative tests recorded in the county, according to the report.

Statewide, Tennessee added more than 1,000 cases of COVID-19 for the seventh consecutive day. Cases have grown by four digits each day since Friday, Oct. 2, with cases growing by more than 2,000 cases from Oct. 4 to 5 and Oct. 6 to 7.

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Nursing homes in the city are faring better, with case numbers remaining static or decreasing. Only Life Care Center and NHC Tullahoma remain on the state's dashboard for COVID-19 cases in long term care facilities for the city. According to that dashboard, there were 17 total resident cases of COVID-19 at NHC and only six at Life Care Center. The dashboard does not say how many of those confirmed cases is recovered.

However, NHC Tullahoma's own COVID-19 dashboard, which is more detailed than the state dashboard, lists only two active cases of COVID-19 among NHC residents. Per the NHC dashboard, 17 residents have recovered. The facility also reports two COVID-19 deaths. 

Additionally, the NHC dashboard states 17 employees tested positive for the virus, though 11 of those have since recovered.

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