TDH: One new death in Greene County due to COVID-19; Washington County sees large spike in new cases

Local Coronavirus Coverage

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) — The Tennessee Department of Health reported 177,394 confirmed cases and 6,120 probable cases of COVID-19 in the state on Sunday, an increase of 2,075 total cases since Saturday.

The health department also announced 2,137 confirmed deaths, 662 current hospitalizations, and 165,844 recovered or inactive cases. More than 2.6 million novel coronavirus tests have been administered. 

On Saturday, TDH reported 175,443 confirmed cases and 2,135 confirmed deaths.

Sunday saw notable spikes in new cases in Greene, Hawkins and Washington counties.

Washington County experienced the largest spike in COVID-19 numbers with 44 new cases, which stems from 437 additional COVID-19 tests reported since yesterday. This equates to a positivity rate of almost 10% among these tests.

One new death was reported in Greene County, bringing the deaths in that county up to 37, the highest amount of COVID-19 deaths in a single regional Northeast Tennessee county.

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

Carter County
Total cases: 1,124
Inactive/recovered: 999
Deaths: 27
Active cases: 98 (+7)
New cases: 16

Greene County
Total cases: 1,106
Inactive/recovered: 953
Deaths: 37 (+1)
Active cases: 116 (+23)
New cases: 27

Hawkins County
Total cases: 766
Inactive/recovered: 692
Deaths: 16
Active cases: 58 (+15)
New cases: 19

Johnson County
Total cases: 645
Inactive/recovered: 563
Deaths: 2
Active cases: 80 (+8)
New cases: 10

Sullivan County
Total cases: 2,051
Inactive/recovered: 1,883
Deaths: 31
Active cases: 137 (-2)
New cases: 13

Unicoi County
Total cases: 277
Inactive/recovered: 246
Deaths: 1
Active cases: 30 (+1)
New cases: 3

Washington County
Total cases: 2,167
Inactive/recovered: 1,879
Deaths: 32
Active cases: 256 (+29)
New cases: 44

For more information regarding COVID-19 data by county, CLICK HERE.

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