By Lonnie Wilkey and Chris Turner
Baptist and Reflector
NASHVILLE — The first known case of the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has been discovered in Tennessee.
Gov. Bill Lee held a called president conference on March 9 at the Tennessee Department of Health in Nashville, announcing the first confirmed case of the coronavirus. The patient is described as a 44-year-old man in Williamson County. He currently is quarantined in his home, according to news reports from News Channel 5 in Nashville.
According to the state health department the man had mild symptoms and sought care when he became worse. Health officials said they’re working on compiling a list of people that have come in contact with the family.
According to News Channel 5, 10 people have been tested for the virus in Tennessee, one of five states that has begun testing for the virus. [Read more…]