TDH reports highest single-day increase in new COVID-19 cases statewide, 318 new cases locally

Local Coronavirus Coverage

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) — The Tennessee Department of Health reported 220,566 confirmed cases and 11,495 probable cases of COVID-19 in the state on Monday, an increase of 3,317 total cases since Sunday.

That’s the largest single-day increase in new cases statewide since the pandemic began. The previous record was 3,314 new cases on July 13.

The health department also announced 2,789 confirmed deaths, 1,188 current hospitalizations, and 205,832 recovered or inactive cases. More than 3.3 million coronavirus tests have been administered. 

On Sunday, TDH reported 217,412 confirmed cases and 2,776 confirmed deaths. 

One new death was reported in Northeast Tennessee on Monday in Greene County.

TDH reported 318 new cases locally: 89 in Washington County, 85 in Sullivan County, 64 in Greene County, 26 in Johnson County, 19 in Hawkins County, 18 in Unicoi County, and 17 in Carter County.

The 318 new cases ties the current record for single-day new cases in Northeast Tennessee set on Oct. 7.

TDH also reported 75 new recovered or inactive cases in our area.

There are currently 1,816 active cases in Northeast Tennessee, up from 1,574 on Sunday.

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

Carter County
Total cases: 1,415
Inactive/recovered: 1,254
Deaths: 32
Active cases: 129 (+3)

Greene County
Total cases: 1,556
Inactive/recovered: 1,240
Deaths: 50
Active cases: 266 (+52)

Hawkins County
Total cases: 1,099
Inactive/recovered: 914
Deaths: 23
Active cases: 162 (+12)

Johnson County
Total cases: 1,104
Inactive/recovered: 1,014
Deaths: 6
Active cases: 84 (+24)

Sullivan County
Total cases: 3,188
Inactive/recovered: 2,488
Deaths: 44
Active cases: 656 (+61)

Unicoi County
Total cases: 364
Inactive/recovered: 298
Deaths: 1
Active cases: 65 (+18)

Washington County
Total cases: 3,080
Inactive/recovered: 2,583
Deaths: 43
Active cases: 454 (+72)

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