TDH reports 12 new COVID-19 deaths in Northeast Tennessee, largest single-day increase in deaths in the state

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First death reported in Unicoi County

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) — The Tennessee Department of Health reported 138,015 confirmed cases and 2,829 probable cases of COVID-19 in the state on Friday, an increase of 1,669 total cases since Thursday.

The health department also announced 1,508 confirmed deaths, 6,255 hospitalizations, and 102,686 recoveries. More than 1.9 million coronavirus tests have been administered. 

With 61 new total deaths reported Friday, Tennessee logged its largest single-day increase in COVID-19 fatalities since the pandemic began.

On Thursday, TDH reported 136,476 confirmed cases and 1,447 confirmed deaths. 

TDH reported 12 new deaths in Northeast Tennessee on Friday: five in Carter County; two each in Hawkins and Washington counties; and one each in Greene, Sullivan, and Unicoi counties.

The department also reported 105 new cases: 45 in Sullivan; 17 in Washington; 16 in Greene; nine in Hawkins; and six each in Carter, Johnson, and Unicoi counties.

Sixty new recoveries were reported: 23 in Greene, 20 in Sullivan, six each in Johnson and Washington, three in Carter, and one each in Hawkins and Unicoi counties.

There are currently 2,891 active cases in Northeast Tennessee, up from 2,858 cases on Thursday.

The following data was reported in local counties: 

Carter — 694 cases / 14 deaths / 175 recoveries
Greene — 685 cases / 10 deaths / 213 recoveries
Hawkins — 622 cases / 12 deaths / 168 recoveries
Johnson — 372 cases / 1 death / 72 recoveries
Sullivan — 1,273 cases / 22 deaths / 986 recoveries
Unicoi — 201 cases / 1 death / 78 recoveries
Washington — 1,541 cases / 6 deaths / 739 recoveries

Active cases by county: 

Carter – 505
Greene – 462
Hawkins – 442
Johnson – 299
Sullivan – 265
Unicoi – 122
Washington – 796

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