TDH: 55,567 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Tennessee, largest single-day increase

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Health department reports 46 new cases locally

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) — The Tennessee Department of Health reported 55,567 confirmed cases and 419 probable cases of COVID-19 in the state on Wednesday, an increase of 2,472 total cases since Tuesday.

That’s the largest single-day increase in new cases in Tennessee since the pandemic began. The previous record was 1,822 new cases reported on July 3.

The health department also announced 660 confirmed deaths, 3,023 hospitalizations, and 32,736 recoveries. More than 950,000 coronavirus tests have been administered. 

On Tuesday, TDH reported 53,116 confirmed cases and 640 confirmed deaths. 

46 new cases were reported in Northeast Tennessee: 18 in Sullivan County, 15 in Washington County, five each in Carter and Greene counties, two in Hawkins County, and one in Unicoi County. One fewer case was reported in Johnson County.

TDH reported 21 new recoveries in our area.

There are currently 206 active cases in Northeast Tennessee, up from 182 active cases on Tuesday based on TDH data.

The following data was reported in local counties: 

Carter — 75 cases / 1 death / 53 recoveries
Greene — 122 cases / 2 deaths / 82 recoveries
Hawkins — 66 cases / 2 deaths / 49 recoveries
Johnson — 44 cases / 37 recoveries
Sullivan — 159 cases / 2 deaths / 97 recoveries
Unicoi — 56 cases / 53 recoveries
Washington — 197 cases / 135 recoveries

Active cases by county: 

Carter – 21
Greene – 38
Hawkins – 15
Johnson – 7
Sullivan – 60
Unicoi – 3
Washington – 62

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