TDH: 66,220 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Tennessee, 70 new local cases

Local Coronavirus Coverage

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) — The Tennessee Department of Health reported 66,220 confirmed cases and 568 probable cases of COVID-19 in the state on Tuesday, an increase of 1,514 total cases since Monday.

The health department also announced 740 confirmed deaths, 3,378 hospitalizations, and 38,272 recoveries. More than one million coronavirus tests have been administered. 

On Monday, TDH reported 64,737 confirmed cases and 537 confirmed deaths. 

Tuesday, TDH reported 70 new cases in our area: 29 in Sullivan County, 17 in Washington County, 12 in Carter County, six in Greene County, five in Hawkins County, and one in Unicoi County. No new cases were reported in Johnson County.

Sixteen new recoveries were reported: 14 in Sullivan County and one each in Hawkins and Washington counties.

There are now 463 active cases in Northeast Tennessee, up from 409 on Monday based on TDH data.

The following data was reported in local counties: 

Carter — 120 cases / 2 deaths / 55 recoveries
Greene — 163 cases / 2 deaths / 91 recoveries
Hawkins — 100 cases / 2 deaths / 55 recoveries
Johnson — 49 cases / 37 recoveries
Sullivan — 277 cases / 5 deaths / 151 recoveries
Unicoi — 61 cases / 53 recoveries
Washington — 293 cases / 147 recoveries

Active cases by county: 

Carter – 63
Greene – 70
Hawkins – 43
Johnson – 12
Sullivan – 121
Unicoi – 8
Washington – 146

Continuing coverage of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

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