TDH: Large active COVID-19 case drop reported in Johnson County; no new COVID-19 deaths in NETN

Local Coronavirus Coverage

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) — The Tennessee Department of Health reported 175,443 confirmed cases and 5,996 probable cases of COVID-19 in the state on Saturday, an increase of 942 total cases since Friday.

The health department also announced 2,135 confirmed deaths, 706 current hospitalizations, and 164,982 recovered or inactive cases. More than 2.6 million novel coronavirus tests have been administered. 

On Friday, TDH reported 174,637 confirmed cases and 2,116 confirmed deaths. 

On Saturday, Sept. 19, there were no new deaths caused by COVID-19 reported in Northeast Tennessee regional counties.

There was a large drop in active cases reported in Johnson County, with a 107-COVID-19-case plummet in active novel coronavirus cases since Friday.

There were 45 new COVID-19 cases reported in Northeast Tennessee on Saturday, with Sullivan and Washington counties showing the largest spike in cases at 12 and 16 new cases respectively.

The following data was reported in local counties: (number in parenthesis is change since yesterday)

Carter County
Total cases: 1,108
Inactive/recovered: 990
Deaths: 27
Active cases: 91 (-3)
New cases: 2

Greene County
Total cases: 1,079
Inactive/recovered: 950
Deaths: 36
Active cases: 93 (-10)
New cases: 4

Hawkins County
Total cases: 747
Inactive/recovered: 688
Deaths: 16
Active cases: 43 (+1)
New cases: 5

Johnson County
Total cases: 635
Inactive/recovered: 561
Deaths: 2
Active cases: 72 (-107)
New cases: 2

Sullivan County
Total cases: 2,038
Inactive/recovered: 1,868
Deaths: 31
Active cases: 139 (-14)
New cases: 12

Unicoi County
Total cases: 274
Inactive/recovered: 244
Deaths: 1
Active cases: 29 (+2)
New cases: 4

Washington County
Total cases: 2,123
Inactive/recovered: 1,864
Deaths: 32
Active cases: 227 (-5)
New cases: 16

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