Record 22 new COVID-19 deaths reported in NETN on Thursday

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) — The Tennessee Department of Health reported 22 new COVID-19 deaths, 311 new cases, and 251 new inactive/recovered cases in Northeast Tennessee on Thursday.

That breaks the previous record for new deaths reported in a single-day in Northeast Tennessee, which was 16.

Ten of the new deaths were reported in Sullivan County, which also reported 116 new cases. Four deaths were reported in Unicoi County, three each in Carter and Washington counties, and two in Hawkins County.

There are currently 2,624 active cases in Northeast Tennessee, up from 2,586 on Wednesday.

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

Carter County
Total cases: 2,427 (+64)
Inactive/recovered: 2,001 (+36)
Deaths: 49 (+3)
Active cases: 377 (+25)

Greene County
Total cases: 2,693 (+30)
Inactive/recovered: 2,249 (+39)
Deaths: 67 (0)
Active cases: 377 (-9)

Hawkins County
Total cases: 1,707 (+11)
Inactive/recovered: 1,438 (+19)
Deaths: 34 (+2)
Active cases: 235 (-10)

Johnson County
Total cases: 1,350 (+4)
Inactive/recovered: 1,265 (+5)
Deaths: 18 (0)
Active cases: 67 (-1)

Sullivan County
Total cases: 5,620 (+116)
Inactive/recovered: 4,754 (+70)
Deaths: 89 (+10)
Active cases: 777 (+36)

Unicoi County
Total cases: 719 (+6)
Inactive/recovered: 583 (+12)
Deaths: 22 (+4)
Active cases: 114 (-10)

Washington County
Total cases: 5,277 (+80)
Inactive/recovered: 4,508 (+70)
Deaths: 92 (+3)
Active cases: 677 (+7)

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