TDH: 68,441 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Tennessee

Local Coronavirus Coverage

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) — The Tennessee Department of Health reported 68,441 confirmed cases and 620 probable cases of COVID-19 in the state on Wednesday, an increase of 2,273 total cases since Tuesday.

The health department also announced 755 confirmed deaths, 3,434 hospitalizations, and 39,857 recoveries. More than one million coronavirus tests have been administered. 

On Tuesday, TDH reported 66,220 confirmed cases and 740 confirmed deaths. 

Wednesday, TDH reported 62 new cases in our area: 28 in Washington County, 13 in Sullivan County, 10 in Greene County, eight in Carter County, and three in Hawkins County. One fewer case was reported in Johnson County. Seventeen new recoveries were reported.

No new deaths were reported in our area.

There are currently 507 active cases in Northeast Tennessee, up from 463 cases on Tuesday based on TDH data.

The following data was reported in local counties: 

Carter — 128 cases / 2 deaths / 57 recoveries
Greene — 173 cases / 2 deaths / 92 recoveries
Hawkins — 103 cases / 2 deaths / 55 recoveries
Johnson — 48 cases / 37 recoveries
Sullivan — 290 cases / 5 deaths / 160 recoveries
Unicoi — 61 cases / 53 recoveries
Washington — 321 cases / 152 recoveries

Active cases by county: 

Carter – 69
Greene – 79
Hawkins – 46
Johnson – 11
Sullivan – 125
Unicoi – 8
Washington – 169

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