TDH: 44,951 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Tennessee, highest single-day increase in new cases

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) — The Tennessee Department of Health reported 44,951 confirmed cases and 364 probable cases of COVID-19 in the state on Wednesday, an increase of 1,806 total cases since Tuesday.

That’s the largest single-day increase in new cases in Tennessee since the pandemic began. The previous record was 1,410 new cases reported on June 26.

The department also announced 583 confirmed deaths, 2,715 hospitalizations, and 28,283 recoveries. More than 817,000 coronavirus tests have been administered.

On Tuesday, TDH reported 43,161 confirmed cases and 578 confirmed deaths.

Eight new cases were reported in our area: three in Washington County, two each in Carter and Sullivan counties, and one in Johnson County. Three new recoveries were reported.

There are now 112 active cases in Northeast Tennessee, up from 107 active cases on Tuesday based on TDH data.

The following data was reported for local counties:

Carter — 56 cases / 1 death / 36 recoveries
Greene — 85 cases / 2 deaths / 56 recoveries
Hawkins — 51 cases / 2 deaths / 39 recoveries
Johnson — 37 cases / 25 recoveries
Sullivan — 91 cases / 2 deaths / 76 recoveries
Unicoi — 54 cases / 52 recoveries
Washington — 134 cases / 105 recoveries

Active cases by county:

Carter – 19
Greene – 27
Hawkins – 10
Johnson – 12
Sullivan – 13
Unicoi – 2
Washington – 29

Continuing coverage of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

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