Jun 7 2020
06:18 am

From WATE:

Records posted by the state showed Lake County, TN, with 360 active cases on Wednesday morning. The county has a population of approx. 7,500.

Health Department spokesperson Shelley Walker said in an email that the high case count is attributable to an outbreak at the Northwest Correctional Complex.

Lake County, TN, is located at the far North West corner of the state.

In early May, prior to this outbreak, Tennessee's Trousdale County has the highest per capita coronavirus infection rate in the U.S. and Bledsoe County has the fifth, according to an Associated Press analysis. In both counties, the high infection rates are attributable to their local prisons.

The Trousdale prison had over 1,300 coronavirus cases and the Bledsoe prison had over 586.

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