National Guard deployed to help overwhelmed hospitals

By , Daily Memphian Updated: August 16, 2021 6:50 PM CT | Published: August 16, 2021 2:19 PM CT

In the first 15 days of August, there were more hospitalizations than there were in any full month of the pandemic, although not all of those were due to the coronavirus.


COVID Tennessee Department of Health Dr. Lisa Piercey

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Ian Round is The Daily Memphian’s state government reporter based in Nashville. He came to Tennessee from Maryland, where he reported on local politics for Baltimore Brew. He earned a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Maryland in December 2019.


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