TDH: 8 new COVID-19-related deaths in NETN; 255 new cases

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Editor’s note: A prior version of this story incorrectly stated there were 11 new COVID-19 related deaths in Northeast Tennessee, with three in Unicoi County. The Tennessee Department of Health reported eight new deaths in the area, none of which are in Unicoi County.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) — The Tennessee Department of Health reported 261,202 confirmed cases and 17,013 probable cases of COVID-19 in the state on Saturday, an increase of 5,071 total cases on Friday.

The health department also announced 3,370 confirmed deaths, 1,514 current hospitalizations, and 249,162 recovered or inactive cases. More than 3.8 million coronavirus tests have been administered. 

There are currently 2,202 active cases in Northeast Tennessee, down from 2,246 on Friday.

255 new COVID-19 cases were reported in local Northeast Tennessee counties, with Sullivan County seeing the largest spike at 110 new cases and Washington County seeing the second highest at 56 new cases.

There were eight new COVID-19-related deaths reported in Northeast Tennessee: three deaths each in Sullivan and Washington Counties; and one death each reported in Carter and Greene Counties.

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

Carter County
Total cases: 1,923
Inactive/recovered: 1,598 (+42)
Deaths: 38 (+1)
Active cases: 287 (-12)
New cases: 31

Greene County
Total cases: 2,175
Inactive/recovered: 1,784 (+43)
Deaths: 60 (+1)
Active cases: 331 (-25)
New cases: 19

Hawkins County
Total cases: 1,397
Inactive/recovered: 1,226 (+15)
Deaths: 30
Active cases: 141 (+3)
New cases: 18

Johnson County
Total cases: 1,259
Inactive/recovered: 1,158 (+10)
Deaths: 14
Active cases: 87 (-6)
New cases: 4

Sullivan County
Total cases: 4,519 (+44)
Inactive/recovered: 3,874 (+85)
Deaths: 64 (+3)
Active cases: 581 (+22)
New cases: 110

Unicoi County
Total cases: 561
Inactive/recovered: 423 (+8)
Deaths: 10
Active cases: 128 (+9)
New cases: 17

Washington County
Total cases: 4,338
Inactive/recovered: 3,613 (+88)
Deaths: 78 (+3)
Active cases: 647 (-35)
New cases: 56

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