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Tennessee reports 327 new COVID-19 cases, 1 new death

Johnson City Press • May 9, 2020 at 5:05 PM

The Tennessee Department of Health reported 327 new cases and one new death from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on Saturday.

The case count grew to 14,768 cases since tracking began in March. The toll reached 242.

The state also reported 358 new recoveries for a total of 7,369 and 20 new hospitalizations for a total of 1,319. Labs in the state reported 9,170 new tests had been performed for a total of 252,748.

Northeast Tennessee had two new cases for a total of 215: Carter, 18; Greene, 44; Hancock, 0; Hawkins, 31; Johnson, 5; Sullivan, 54; Unicoi, 2; and Washington, 61. One new case each was reported in Greene and Washington.

The death toll in the upstate has remained steady at six for several weeks: Carter, 1; Greene, 2; Hawkins, 2; and Sullivan, 1.

Northeast Tennessee had three additional recoveries for a total of 190: Carter, 13; Greene, 41; Hawkins, 28; Johnson, 3; Sullivan, 49; Unicoi, 1; and Washington, 55.

The region had a net of 19 active cases.

The state listed a total of 8,052 negative test results for Northeast Tennessee, 310 more than in Friday’s report: Carter, 914; Greene, 1,153; Hancock, 91; Hawkins, 1,060; Johnson, 139; Sullivan, 2,133; Unicoi, 334; and Washington, 2,228.

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