Tennessee will remain in a state of emergency until at least Aug. 29, according to Lee's latest order.
The governor's declaration continues the suspension of a multitude of laws and regulations as the state continues to grapple with the spread of coronavirus.
As of Monday, Tennessee had 14,743 active cases of coronavirus, with 592 deaths and nearly 2,600 hospitalizations. The latest figures show the state is averaging about 43 new virus-related hospitalizations per day — the highest rate ever. Officials detected about 4,200 new infections since Friday, which is the most reported in any four-day span since the outbreak began. Our partners at The Tennessean have more.