More than half of TN counties have unacceptable COVID-19 transmission rates

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) —More than half of Tennessee counties have an unacceptable coronavirus transmission rate, according to health officials.

Tennessee beat its record again on Monday for the highest daily increase of COVID-19 cases with 3,314.

Data released on the same day shows 56 of the state's 95 counties, or 59%, are "above the threshold" for acceptable rates of virus transmission.

And it's not just metropolitan areas of Davidson and Shelby counties that are above the threshold.

Williamson, Macon, Bradley, Hardeman, Smith, Shelby and Davidson counties are leading the state with a rate of average number of new COVID-19 cases at more than 30. Macon County leads the state with a rate of 77.70.

Rutherford and Putnam are close behind, with just under rate of 30.

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