County COVID cases top 1,100

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As the COVID-19 pandemic persists in its grip on the U.S. and the world, cases continue to rise here in Carroll County.

As of 2 p.m. Monday afternoon, confirmed cases of the novel virus stood at 1,153 in the county.

Twenty-six county residents have died from the coronavirus since the pandemic began earlier this year.

Case numbers and deaths in surrounding counties as of Monday included: 421 cases, nine deaths in Benton County; 663 cases, 11 deaths in Decatur County; 1,421 cases, 26 deaths in Henderson County; 802 cases, 11 deaths in Henry County; 2,172 cases, 44 deaths in Gibson County; 3,814 cases, 79 deaths in Madison County; and 1,573 cases, 26 deaths in Weakley County.

Total confirmed cases statewide stood at 249,866 on Monday with 3,163 total deaths in Tennessee.

The hardest hit age group as far as deaths in the state has been among those 81 and older with 1,096 deaths (35 percent), though this group represents only three percent of the total cases.

The highest rate of infection has been reported among those between 21 and 30 years of age with 50,089 confirmed cases (20 percent), while this group has accounted for only one percent of the mortality rate with 20 confirmed deaths.

Four percent of state residents infected with the virus have been hospitalized, and of those infected, 1.27 percent have died.

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