A mild case of coronavirus was discovered in Nashville over the weekend, bringing the number of confirmed cases in the state up to three.
Health officials say the case was expected and are preparing for more positive cases as they test more people. They told residents not to panic.
How the woman, a Nashville resident, contracted the virus is unclear, but she had not traveled recently, health officials say.
“Now, this obviously comes at a time when Nashville wants and needs to give each other a big hug. Deserves to give each other a big hug,” says Nashville Mayor John Cooper. “And we still need to do that. Public Health will be talking about how we do that safely, with the best practices to keep our community safe.”