TDH reports new COVID-19 death in Sullivan County as active cases drop in NE Tennessee

Local Coronavirus Coverage

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) — The Tennessee Department of Health reported 136,476 confirmed cases and 2,699 probable cases of COVID-19 in the state on Thursday, an increase of 1,375 total cases since Wednesday.

The health department also announced 1,447 confirmed deaths, 6,156 hospitalizations, and 100,967 recoveries. More than 1.9 million coronavirus tests have been administered. 

On Wednesday, TDH reported 135,203 confirmed cases and 1,412 confirmed deaths. 

TDH reported on new death in Sullivan County on Thursday, bringing the county’s total to 21 fatalities.

Fifty-eight new cases were reported: 16 in Greene County, 11 in Washington County, nine in Carter County, seven each in Hawkins and Sullivan counties, and four each in Johnson and Unicoi counties.

Sixty-nine new recoveries were reported: 30 in Sullivan, 16 in Washington, seven in Carter, six in Johnson, and five each in Greene and Hawkins.

There are currently 2,858 active cases in Northeast Tennessee, down from 2,870 active cases on Wednesday.

The following data was reported in local counties: 

Carter — 688 cases / 9 deaths / 172 recoveries
Greene — 669 cases / 9 deaths / 190 recoveries
Hawkins — 613 cases / 10 deaths / 167 recoveries
Johnson — 366 cases / 1 death / 66 recoveries
Sullivan — 1,228 cases / 21 deaths / 966 recoveries
Unicoi — 195 cases / 77 recoveries
Washington — 1,524 cases / 4 deaths / 733 recoveries

Active cases by county: 

Carter – 507
Greene – 470
Hawkins – 436
Johnson – 299
Sullivan – 241
Unicoi – 118
Washington – 787

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