TDH: 49,768 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Tennessee; 28 new cases in NE TN

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) — The Tennessee Department of Health reported 49,768 confirmed cases and 372 probable cases of COVID-19 in the state on Saturday, an increase of 1,428 total cases since Friday.

The health department also announced 612 confirmed deaths, 2,860 hospitalizations, and 30,043 recoveries. More than 878,000 coronavirus tests have been administered.

On Friday, TDH reported 48,344 confirmed cases and 608 confirmed deaths.

Twenty-eight new cases were reported in our area: 12 in Greene County, 7 in Washington County, 8 in Sullivan County, 1 in Hawkins County, 1 in Carter County, and 5 in Johnson County.

TDH reported 20 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 — 57 cases / 1 death / 46 recoveries
Greene — 101 cases / 2 deaths / 69 recoveries
Hawkins — 56 cases / 2 deaths / 42 recoveries
Johnson — 44 cases / 29 recoveries
Sullivan — 116 cases / 2 deaths / 83 recoveries
Unicoi — 55 cases / 53 recoveries
Washington — 149 cases / 115 recoveries

Active cases by county:

Carter – 10
Greene – 30
Hawkins – 12
Johnson – 15
Sullivan – 31
Unicoi – 2
Washington – 34

Continuing coverage of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

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