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First Case of COVID-19 in Bedford County

Brady Lundt, MTN Reporter

March 28th, 2019

The first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Bedford County on Wednesday.

Bedford County Mayor Chad Graham said that the county was prepared for this to happen. “We are coordinating with Tennessee Department of Health and the healthcare community to protect Bedford County residents," he said.

Bedford County Emergency Management Agency Director Scott Johnson wanted to remind people to not panic during the pandemic. “It is important to remember that the vast majority of patients that contract this virus have a mild course of illness and recover quickly," he noted. "If you are ill with respiratory symptoms, it is very important that you call your doctor first. Do not go to any emergency room or doctor's office without calling first. We all have to work together to make sure our health care community is not overwhelmed.”

Mayor Graham called for citizens to support each other during this time of challenge.

For more information about the COVID-19 response in Bedford County, please visit


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