Two new COVID-19 deaths, 34 new cases reported in NE Tennessee on Tuesday

Local Coronavirus Coverage

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) — The Tennessee Department of Health reported 178,759 confirmed cases and 6,389 probable cases of COVID-19 in the state on Tuesday, an increase of 739 total cases since Monday.

The health department also announced 2,178 confirmed deaths, 766 current hospitalizations, and 167,778 recovered or inactive cases. More than 2.6 million coronavirus tests have been logged. 

On Monday, TDH reported 178,190 confirmed cases and 2,152 confirmed deaths. 

Two new deaths were reported in Northeast Tennessee on Tuesday: one each in Carter and Washington counties.

TDH reported 34 new cases locally: 17 in Sullivan County, seven in Washington County, five in Greene County, three in Hawkins County, and one each in Carter and Johnson counties. No new cases were reported in Unicoi County.

TDH also reported 62 new recoveries in our area.

There are currently 721 active cases in Northeast Tennessee, down from 751 cases on Monday.

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

Carter County
Total cases: 1,127
Inactive/recovered: 1,012
Deaths: 28
Active cases: 87 (-3)

Greene County
Total cases: 1,112
Inactive/recovered: 970
Deaths: 37
Active cases: 105 (-5)

Hawkins County
Total cases: 773
Inactive/recovered: 700
Deaths: 16
Active cases: 57 (-1)

Johnson County
Total cases: 649
Inactive/recovered: 569
Deaths: 2
Active cases: 78 (-1)

Sullivan County
Total cases: 2,071
Inactive/recovered: 1,904
Deaths: 31
Active cases: 136 (+3)

Unicoi County
Total cases: 280
Inactive/recovered: 251
Deaths: 1
Active cases: 28 (-3)

Washington County
Total cases: 2,186
Inactive/recovered: 1,922
Deaths: 34
Active cases: 230 (-20)

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