Gov. Bill Lee gives media briefing on COVID-19 cases, vaccinations in the state

Published: Sep. 9, 2021 at 2:48 PM CDT
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMC) - The governor of Tennessee spoke to the media Thursday afternoon about COVID-19 in the state.

Governor Bill Lee along with state health officials gave updates on virus cases in the state as well as vaccination rates and hospital capacity.

During the media briefing, Lee said his administration is continually addressing COVID-19 safety measures, especially those that impact children who are back in the classroom.

“Our hearts go out to anybody. It’s tragic when we lose anybody for any reason in the state and there have been thousands and hundreds of thousands have died as a result of a global pandemic. That’s the reason we are doing the work we are doing, that’s the reason that we met this morning. Our unified command group, that’s the reason we are reaching out to schools to work with them on how it is they manage,” said Lee.

5,400 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Tennessee Thursday.

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