Tennessee passes 10,000 COVID-19 cases, death toll at 188

Johnson City Press • Updated Apr 28, 2020 at 3:17 PM

The Tennessee Department of Health on Tuesday reported 134 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total to 10,052 since tracking began in March.

The state also reported totals of 188 deaths for an increase of four; 894 hospitalizations for an increase of 54; and 4,921 recoveries for an increase of 201.

Labs in the state had conducted a total of 161,926 tests, an increase of 7,526 over Monday’s aggregate.

In Northeast Tennessee, health departments listed a total of 189 cases, up two from Monday’s total: Carter, 12; Greene, 42; Hancock, 0; Hawkins, 30; Johnson,3; Sullivan, 47; Unicoi, 1; and Washington, 54. New cases were reported in Greene and Hawkins counties.

None of the state’s four new deaths took place in the upper eight counties. Six fatalities had been reported in Northeast Tennessee in recent weeks: Carter County, 1; Greene County 2; Hawkins County 2; and Sullivan County 1.

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