TDH reports 5 new deaths, 285 fewer active cases in NETN on Tuesday

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) — The Tennessee Department of Health reported 298,288 confirmed cases and 22,441 probable cases of COVID-19 in the state on Tuesday, an increase of 1,841 total cases since Monday.

The health department also announced 3,705 confirmed deaths, 1,929 current hospitalizations, and 276,497 recovered or inactive cases. More than 4.1 million coronavirus tests have been administered. 

Five new deaths were reported Tuesday in Northeast Tennessee: one each in Carter, Greene, Johnson, Unicoi, and Washington counties.

TDH reported 110 new cases locally: 48 in Washington County, 19 in Greene County, 15 in Carter County, 12 in Sullivan County, eight in Hawkins County, six in Unicoi County, and two in Johnson County.

The state health department also reported 390 new inactive or recovered cases in our area.

There are currently 2,504 active cases in Northeast Tennessee, down from 2,788 on Monday.

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

Carter County
Total cases: 2,309 (+15)
Inactive/recovered: 1,930 (+52)
Deaths: 45 (+1)
Active cases: 334 (-37)

Greene County
Total cases: 2,591 (+19)
Inactive/recovered: 2,176 (+52)
Deaths: 66 (+1)
Active cases: 349 (-34)

Hawkins County
Total cases: 1,670 (+8)
Inactive/recovered: 1,402 (+29)
Deaths: 31 (0)
Active cases: 237 (-21)

Johnson County
Total cases: 1,337 (+2)
Inactive/recovered: 1,250 (+6)
Deaths: 18 (+1)
Active cases: 69 (-5)

Sullivan County
Total cases: 5,394 (+12)
Inactive/recovered: 4,594 (+119)
Deaths: 77 (0)
Active cases: 723 (-107)

Unicoi County
Total cases: 693 (+6)
Inactive/recovered: 554 (+23)
Deaths: 18 (+1)
Active cases: 121 (-18)

Washington County
Total cases: 5,125 (+48)
Inactive/recovered: 4,366 (+109)
Deaths: 88 (+1)
Active cases: 671 (-62)

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