TDH: 143 new COVID-19 cases, 2 new deaths in NETN on Wednesday

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) — The Tennessee Department of Health reported 143 new COVID-19 cases, two new deaths, and 94 new inactive/recovered cases in Northeast Tennessee on Wednesday.

New Cases

New cases by county: Carter +15, Greene +11, Hawkins +16, Johnson 0, Sullivan +45, Unicoi +4, and Washington +52.

Over the last seven days, Northeast Tennessee has added 962 new cases. During the seven days prior, the region reported 830 new cases.

With today’s numbers, the region’s 14-day new case rate jumped to 128, the highest since Feb. 13.

There have been 54,068 cases reported in Northeast Tennessee since the pandemic began.

New Deaths

Today’s two new deaths were reported in Sullivan County.

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

There have been 1,030 deaths reported in Northeast Tennessee since the pandemic began.

Active Cases

Change in active cases by county: Carter +6, Greene -4, Hawkins +8, Johnson -4, Sullivan +15, Unicoi +3, and Washington +23.

There are currently 1,540 active cases in Northeast Tennessee, up 47 cases from yesterday. The last time the region’s active case count was above 1,500 was on Feb. 4.

Active cases have increased every day since Sunday.

All seven counties have seen an increase in active cases over the past seven days.

COVID-19 in Tennessee

The Tennessee Department of Health reported 1,208 new cases statewide, increasing the state’s total to 827,579 cases.

The health department also reported 10 new deaths, bringing the state’s total to 12,032 deaths.

There are currently 13,413 active cases in Tennessee, up 21 from yesterday.

Health officials have reported 802,134 recoveries in Tennessee since the pandemic began.

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

Northeast Tennessee
Total cases: 54,068 (+143)
Inactive/recovered: 51,498 (+94)
Deaths: 1,030 (+2)
Active cases: 1,540 (47)

Carter County
Total cases: 6,419 (+15)
Inactive/recovered: 6,086 (+9)
Deaths: 156 (0)
Active cases: 177 (+6)

Greene County
Total cases: 7,694 (+11)
Inactive/recovered: 7,400 (+15)
Deaths: 152 (0)
Active cases: 142 (-4)

Hawkins County
Total cases: 5,741 (+16)
Inactive/recovered: 5,491 (+8)
Deaths: 106 (0)
Active cases: 144 (+8)

Johnson County
Total cases: 2,282 (0)
Inactive/recovered: 2,192 (+4)
Deaths: 38 (0)
Active cases: 52 (-4)

Sullivan County
Total cases: 15,971 (+45)
Inactive/recovered: 15,158 (+28)
Deaths: 287 (+2)
Active cases: 526 (+15)

Unicoi County
Total cases: 1,932 (+4)
Inactive/recovered: 1,831 (+1)
Deaths: 49 (0)
Active cases: 52 (+3)

Washington County
Total cases: 14,029 (+52)
Inactive/recovered: 13,340 (+29)
Deaths: 242 (0)
Active cases: 447 (+23)

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