Five new deaths, 63 new COVID-19 cases reported in Northeast Tennessee

Local Coronavirus Coverage

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) — The Tennessee Department of Health reported 162,028 confirmed cases and 4,559 probable cases of COVID-19 in the state on Wednesday, an increase of 833 total cases since Tuesday.

The health department also announced 1,875 confirmed deaths, 862 current hospitalizations, and 149,698 recovered or inactive cases. More than 2.3 million coronavirus tests have been administered. 

On Tuesday, TDH reported 161,344 confirmed cases and 1,843 confirmed deaths. 

Five new deaths were reported in our area Wednesday: three in Greene County and two in Washington County. One less death was reported in Carter County compared to yesterday.

TDH reported 63 new cases locally: 21 in Sullivan, 13 in Washington, 11 in Carter, 10 in Greene, five in Johnson, and three in Unicoi County. The department also reported two fewer cases in Hawkins County.

A total of 84 new recoveries were reported: 24 in Sullivan, 19 in Washington, 17 in Carter, 12 in Greene, six in Hawkins, four in Johnson, and two in Unicoi County.

There are currently 842 active cases in Northeast Tennessee, down from 869 active cases on Tuesday.

The following data was reported in local counties: 

Carter County
Total cases: 1,011
Inactive/recovered: 888
Deaths: 24
Active cases: 99 (-5)

Greene County
Total cases: 948
Inactive/recovered: 809
Deaths: 22
Active cases: 117 (-5)

Hawkins County
Total cases: 702
Inactive/recovered: 648
Deaths: 13
Active cases: 41 (-8)

Johnson County
Total cases: 514
Inactive/recovered: 411
Deaths: 1
Active cases: 102 (+1)

Sullivan County
Total cases: 1,896
Inactive/recovered: 1,633
Deaths: 27
Active cases: 236 (-3)

Unicoi County
Total cases: 244
Inactive/recovered: 218
Deaths: 1
Active cases: 25 (+1)

Washington County
Total cases: 1,876
Inactive/recovered: 1,638
Deaths: 16
Active cases: 222 (-8)

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