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COVID-19: Cases pass 8,200, deaths reach 170 in Tennessee

Johnson City Press • Updated Apr 23, 2020 at 4:18 PM

The Tennessee Department of Health on Thursday reported 424 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total to 8,266 since tracking began in March.

The state also reported four new deaths, bringing the toll to 170.

None of the new cases was in Northeast Tennessee’s upper eight counties, keeping the total in the region at 166. NETN cases by county: Carter, 5; Greene, 37; Hancock, 0; Hawkins, 28; Johnson, 2; Sullivan, 47; Unicoi, 1; and Washington, 46.

In the last two days, Tennessee cases have jumped by 872. In a week, cases increased by 2,004 or 32%. In the same period, Northeast Tennessee cases increased by 12 or 7.79%.

Thursday’s report listed 131 of Northeast Tennessee’s 166 cases as recoveries. NETN recoveries by county: Carter, 3; Greene, 24; Hawkins, 24; Johnson 2; Sullivan, 40; Unicoi, 1; and Washington, 37.

Across the state, there had been a total 793 hospitalizations (an increase of 18) and 4,193 recoveries (an increase of 181).

Labs in Tennessee had tested 123,100 people as of Thursday’s report — 8,120 more than Wednesday’s report.

A total of 4,553 people had received negative test results in Northeast Tennessee.

None of the state’s new deaths was reported in Northeast Tennessee. Six fatalities had been reported in Northeast Tennessee in recent weeks: Carter County (1) Greene County (2), Hawkins County (2) and Sullivan County (1).