144 new COVID-19 cases reported in NETN on Wednesday as active cases continue to decline

Local Coronavirus Coverage

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) — The Tennessee Department of Health reported 144 new COVID-19 cases, one new death, and 151 new inactive/recovered cases in Northeast Tennessee on Wednesday.

New Cases

New cases by county: Carter +15, Greene +7, Hawkins +12, Johnson +5, Sullivan +55, Unicoi +4, and Washington +46.

With 144 new cases reported, today snaps a four-day streak of fewer than 100 new cases per day.

Over the last seven days, Northeast Tennessee has added 750 new cases. During the seven days prior, the region reported 962 new cases.

There have been 54,818 cases reported in Northeast Tennessee since the pandemic began.

New Deaths

One new death was reported Wednesday in Washington County.

Over the last seven days, Northeast Tennessee has reported two new deaths. During the previous seven-day period, eight deaths were reported.

There have been 1,032 deaths reported in Northeast Tennessee since the pandemic began.

Active Cases

Change in active cases by county: Carter -2, Greene -7, Hawkins -8, Johnson -6, Sullivan +22, Unicoi -1, and Washington -6.

There are currently 1,471 active cases in Northeast Tennessee, down 8 cases from yesterday. Active cases have declined for three days now.

All seven counties have experienced a drop in active cases over the past week. Yesterday, all but two counties had experienced a decline.

COVID-19 in Tennessee

The Tennessee Department of Health reported 1,270 new cases statewide, increasing the state’s total to 837,833 cases.

The health department also reported 15 new deaths, bringing the state’s total to 12,111 deaths.

There are currently 13,176 active cases in Tennessee, down 99 from yesterday.

Health officials have reported 812,546 recoveries in Tennessee since the pandemic began.

The following data was reported: (number in parenthesis is change since yesterday)

Northeast Tennessee
Total cases: 54,818 (+144)
Inactive/recovered: 52,315 (+151)
Deaths: 1,032 (+1)
Active cases: 1,471 (-8)

Carter County
Total cases: 6,487 (+15)
Inactive/recovered: 6,168 (+17)
Deaths: 156 (0)
Active cases: 163 (-2)

Greene County
Total cases: 7,746 (+7)
Inactive/recovered: 7,490 (+14)
Deaths: 152 (0)
Active cases: 104 (-7)

Hawkins County
Total cases: 5,802 (+12)
Inactive/recovered: 5,574 (+20)
Deaths: 106 (0)
Active cases: 122 (-8)

Johnson County
Total cases: 2,322 (+5)
Inactive/recovered: 2,227 (+11)
Deaths: 38 (0)
Active cases: 57 (-6)

Sullivan County
Total cases: 16,266 (+55)
Inactive/recovered: 15,391 (+33)
Deaths: 287 (0)
Active cases: 588 (+22)

Unicoi County
Total cases: 1,952 (+4)
Inactive/recovered: 1,859 (+5)
Deaths: 49 (0)
Active cases: 44 (-1)

Washington County
Total cases: 14,243 (+46)
Inactive/recovered: 13,606 (+51)
Deaths: 244 (+1)
Active cases: 393 (-6)

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