TDH: 48,344 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Tennessee, highest single-day increase

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) — The Tennessee Department of Health reported 48,344 confirmed cases and 368 probable cases of COVID-19 in the state on Friday, an increase of 1,822 total cases since Thursday.

That’s the largest single-day increase in new cases in Tennessee since the pandemic began. The previous record was 1,806 new cases reported on July 1.

The health department also announced 608 confirmed deaths, 2,825 hospitalizations, and 29,591 recoveries. More than 862,000 coronavirus tests have been administered.

On Thursday, TDH reported 46,520 confirmed cases and 594 confirmed deaths.

Twenty-seven new cases were reported in our area: nine in Greene County, eight in Washington County, seven in Sullivan County, two in Hawkins County, and one in Johnson County. TDH reported 19 new recoveries in our area.

There are now 128 active cases in Northeast Tennessee, up from 120 on Thursday based on TDH data.

The following data was reported for local counties:

Carter — 56 cases / 1 death / 42 recoveries
Greene — 95 cases / 2 deaths / 63 recoveries
Hawkins — 57 cases / 2 deaths / 42 recoveries
Johnson — 39 cases / 25 recoveries
Sullivan — 108 cases / 2 deaths / 80 recoveries
Unicoi — 55 cases / 52 recoveries
Washington — 142 cases / 113 recoveries

Active cases by county:

Carter – 13
Greene – 30
Hawkins – 13
Johnson – 14
Sullivan – 26
Unicoi – 3
Washington – 29

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