TDH: 227 new COVID-19 cases in Northeast Tennessee; 8 new deaths

Local Coronavirus Coverage

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) — The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) reported 227 new COVID-19 cases in local Northeast Tennessee counties on Sunday.

TDH also reported eight new deaths due to the novel coronavirus: two in Carter County, one in Hawkins County, three in Sullivan County and two in Washington County.

There were also 223 new recoveries reported since Saturday. There are currently 5,032 active cases in Northeast Tennessee.

Yesterday, the department reported combined numbers from Dec. 25 and Dec. 26; TDH did not release COVID-19 numbers on Christmas Day.

Statewide, the department reported 499,276 confirmed cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

This includes 5,708 deaths due to COVID-19 in the state of Tennessee.

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

Carter County
Total cases: 4,277
Inactive/recovered: 3,635 (+21)
Deaths: 81 (+2)
Active cases: 561 (+1)
New cases: 24

Greene County
Total cases: 5,295
Inactive/recovered: 4,310 (+41)
Deaths: 88
Active cases: 897 (-5)
New cases: 36

Hawkins County
Total cases: 3,485
Inactive/recovered: 2,838 (+22)
Deaths: 53 (+1)
Active cases: 594 (+1)
New cases: 24

Johnson County
Total cases: 1,753
Inactive/recovered: 1,611 (+2)
Deaths: 28
Active cases: 114 (-1)
New cases: 1

Sullivan County
Total cases: 10,424
Inactive/recovered: 8,915 (+91)
Deaths: 170 (+3)
Active cases: 1,339 (-44)
New cases: 50

Unicoi County
Total cases: 1,389
Inactive/recovered: 1,157 (+4)
Deaths: 38
Active cases: 194 (+8)
New cases: 12

Washington County
Total cases: 9,849
Inactive/recovered: 8,361 (+42)
Deaths: 155 (+2)
Active cases: 1,333 (+36)
New cases: 80

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