Second coronavirus death in Tennessee confirmed

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT/WTVF) -- The second coronavirus death in Tennessee was confirmed by Metro Nashville's Public Health Department Sunday afternoon.

On Saturday, a patient at Vanderbilt University Medical Center who had underlying health complications died from the virus. VUMC said the patient was from a county adjacent to Davidson County, WTVF reported.

The health department said the first patient to die as a result of coronavirus was a 73-years-old man who had underlying health conditions. They said his death was due to complications with the coronavirus.

“This is a tragic loss of life, and we extend our heartfelt condolences with the family,” said Nashville Mayor John Cooper. “Even though the majority of people diagnosed with COVID-19 have experienced mild symptoms, we know that the virus can be life-threatening, and we need everyone to take steps to protect themselves and each other.”

There are now more than 371 confirmed cases of coronavirus across the state.

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