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First black Tennessee mayor dies due to coronavirus

Tennessee Mayor Lonnie Norman dies at the age of 79. Coronavirus has been the cause of utter harm and sorrow all around the world. People have been dying because of the infection and all the countries are taking precautionary measures to curb the spread.  

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Lonnie Norman, the mayor of Manchester, Tennessee has died due to the infection by a coronavirus, as informed by the spokesperson on Monday. 

“With a deep sense of sadness and loss, we announce the passing of Mayor Lonnie Norman after being hospitalized for COVID-19 on October 1, 2020,” city officials quoted in a post on the social media platform, Facebook. “Mayor Norman passed away in the early hours of Monday, October 12, 2020, after a valiant fight against COVID-19.” 

WPLN, a local public radio station informed that Norman was the first black mayor of Manchester after his election in the year 1991. Back then, Manchester was home to 10,000 people situated about 65 miles to the southeast of Nashville. This summer, he commenced his third stint as mayor. 

Coronavirus in the Tennessee county

Coffee County, which comprises of Manchester, has logged 1,557 coronavirus cases and 17 fatalities, as per the Johns Hopkins University. 

Tennessee recorded 2,068 new cases and nine deaths in the latest 24-hour time span for which data was accessible, as informed by the state health officials. Tennessee is a state situated in the southern region of the U.S. Its capital, centrally located in Nashville, is the center of the country-music atmosphere.

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