KNOXVILLE — Knox County and Shelby County on Friday joined Nashville and Memphis in requiring people to wear face masks in many public settings to slow the spread of the new coronavirus. The orders come as the virus cases continue to surge in Tennessee. The state recorded 1,822 new cases on Friday, a new one-day record. That tops the previous record of 1,806 set on Wednesday.
An additional 13 deaths were reported on Friday, bringing the total number of COVID-19 deaths in Tennessee to at least 633.
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