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Tennessee nears 14,000 cases of COVID-19; death toll at 239

Johnson City Press • Updated May 6, 2020 at 4:11 PM

The Tennessee Department of Health on Wednesday reported 312 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total to 13,938 since tracking began in March.

The state also reported 13 new deaths for a total of 239; 65 new hospitalizations for a total of 1,221; and 208 new recoveries for a total of 6,564. Labs in the state had administered an aggregate of 227,101 tests for the virus — 8,305 more than in Tuesday’s total.

The state listed a total of 7,245 negative test results for Northeast Tennessee, 257 more than in Tuesday’s report: Carter, 815; Greene, 930; Hancock, 80; Hawkins, 948; Johnson, 101; Sullivan, 1,999; Unicoi, 169; and Washington, 1,946.

NE Tennessee had a total of 210 cases: Carter, 16; Greene, 43; Hancock, 0; Hawkins, 31; Johnson, 7; Sullivan, 52; Unicoi, 2; and Washington, 59. The state had dropped figures in Sullivan County, while new cases emerged in Johnson, Unicoi and Washington counties.

The death toll in the upstate remained at six: Carter, 1; Greene, 2; Hawkins, 2; and Sullivan, 1. The largest number of deaths had occurred in Shelby County (Memphis) at 64, followed by Sumner County (Gallatin) at 38 and Davidson County (Nashville) at 31.

Northeast Tennessee had a total of 179 recoveries: Carter, 13; Greene, 39; Hawkins, 28; Johnson, 3; Sullivan, 46; Unicoi, 1; and Washington, 49.

The region had a net of 25 active cases.

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