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COVID-19: 314 new cases, 7 new deaths in Tennessee

Johnson City Press • Updated Apr 29, 2020 at 4:48 PM

The Tennessee Department of Health on Wednesday reported 314 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total to 10,366 since tracking began in March.

The state also reported totals of 195 deaths for an increase of seven; 1,013 hospitalizations for an increase of 132; and 5,140 recoveries for an increase of 219.

Labs in the state had conducted a total of 168,549 tests, an increase of 6,621 over Tuesday’s aggregate.

County Cases Recoveries Fatalities Active Cases Negative tests
Carter 12 6 1 5 437
Greene 43 28 2 13 737
Hancock 0 0 0 0 40
Hawkins 30 26 2 2 715
Johnson 3 2 0 1 72
Sullivan 48 43 1 4 1,234
Unicoi 1 1 0 0 142
Washington 54 46 0 8 1,572
NE Tennessee 191 152 6 33 4,949

In Northeast Tennessee, health departments listed a total of 191 cases, up two from Tuesday’s total: Carter, 12; Greene, 43; Hancock, 0; Hawkins, 30; Johnson,3; Sullivan, 48; Unicoi, 1; and Washington, 54. One new case each was reported in Greene and Sullivan counties.

None of the state’s seven 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.

The state reported that 152 cases in Northeast Tennessee had recovered, leaving an active case count of 33. Recoveries: Carter, 6; Greene, 28; Hawkins, 26; Johnson, 2; Sullivan, 43; Unicoi 1; and Washington, 46. Greene County had the most active cases with 13, followed by Washington County at eight.

Labs had tested a total 4,949 people in the upstate — 146 more than in Tuesday’s report.

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