TDH: Two new COVID-19 deaths in NETN; 154 new local cases

Local Coronavirus Coverage

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) — The Tennessee Department of Health reported 202,956 confirmed cases and 9,693 probable cases of COVID-19 in the state on Saturday, an increase of 1,619 total cases since Friday.

The health department also announced 2,634 confirmed deaths, 1,022 current hospitalizations, and 192,958 recovered or inactive cases. More than 3.1 million coronavirus tests have been administered. 

On Friday, TDH reported 201,530 confirmed cases and 2,614 confirmed deaths. 

TDH reported 154 new cases locally, with Washington County and Sullivan County experiencing the highest increases in new COVID-19 cases since Friday, Oct. 9.

Washington County saw 49 new COVID-19 cases while Sullivan County saw 42.

Washington County and Sullivan County also have one new death each due to the novel coronavirus, for a total of two new deaths since Friday.

There are currently 1,262 active cases in Northeast Tennessee Saturday, up by 74 active cases since Friday.

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

Carter County
Total cases: 1,297
Inactive/recovered: 1,164
Deaths: 31
Active cases: 102 (+11)
New cases: 15

Greene County
Total cases: 1,308
Inactive/recovered: 1,129
Deaths: 48
Active cases: 131 (+13)
New cases: 20

Hawkins County
Total cases: 955
Inactive/recovered: 823
Deaths: 22
Active cases: 110 (+7)
New cases: 15

Johnson County
Total cases: 1,030
Inactive/recovered: 732
Deaths: 4
Active cases: 294 (+1)
New cases: 11

Sullivan County
Total cases: 2,623
Inactive/recovered: 2,238
Deaths: 36 (+1)
Active cases: 349 (+13)
New cases: 42

Unicoi County
Total cases: 302
Inactive/recovered: 290
Deaths: 1
Active cases: 11 (+2)
New cases: 2

Washington County
Total cases: 2,672
Inactive/recovered: 2,367
Deaths: 40 (+1)
Active cases: 265 (+27)
New cases: 49

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