Eight new deaths in Tennessee from COVID-19

Johnson City Press • Updated May 13, 2020 at 3:58 PM

The Tennessee Department of Health reported 259 new cases and eight new deaths Wednesday from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) compared to Tuesday’s report.

The statewide case count grew to 16,370 since tracking began in March. The death toll reached 273.

Note: The state’s report indicated 260 new cases and nine new deaths, so the totals from Tuesday had been adjusted. Some case numbers were adjusted down in Northeast Tennessee — one each in Hawkins and Washington counties.

The number of deaths in the upstate remained at seven: Carter, 1; Greene, 2; Hawkins, 2; and Sullivan, 2.

Northeast Tennessee had a net of three new cases after the adjustments for a total of 232: Carter, 18; Greene, 47; Hancock, 0; Hawkins, 31; Johnson, 15; Sullivan, 54; Unicoi, 3; and Washington, 64. Four new cases were reported in remote Johnson County, likely resulting from a large increase in testing from a weekend state event. Johnson County’s case count grew from five to 15 in two days. One new case was reported in Greene County.

The state also reported 288 new recoveries for a total of 8,624 and 25 new hospitalizations for a total of 1,388. Labs in the state reported 8,933 new tests had been performed for a total of 292,917.

Northeast Tennessee’s recoveries remained at 197: Carter, 14; Greene, 41; Hawkins, 28; Johnson, 3; Sullivan, 49; Unicoi, 1; and Washington, 60. The region had a net of 28 active cases.

The state listed a total of 10,824 negative test results for Northeast Tennessee, 1,039 more than in Tuesday’s report: Carter, 1,058; Greene, 1,399; Hancock, 101; Hawkins, 1,145; Johnson, 1,781; Sullivan, 2,545; Unicoi, 358; and Washington, 2,437.

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