Ballad Health confirmed one case this afternoon tested at one of its drive-through test centers. The Northeast Tennessee Regional Health Department has scheduled a 3:30 p.m. press conference where they will presumably confirm the second.
Ballad Health was notified last night that a Washington County resident tested at a drive-through testing site tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
According to Ballad officials, the person travelled outside the country, and is doing well in isolation. The person was not in a Ballad facility.
At a press conference Friday, the health system announced stricter limits on its visitation procedures and the canceling of all non-emergency surgical procedures.
Check back here later for more on this developing story.