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COVID-19: 4 new deaths, 345 new cases in Tennessee

Johnson City Press • May 8, 2020 at 5:40 PM

The Tennessee Department of Health on Friday reported 345 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total to 14,441 since tracking began in March.

The state also reported four new deaths, for a total of 241; 33 new hospitalizations for a total of 1,299; and 228 new recoveries for a total of 7,011. Labs in the state had administered an estimated 243,578 tests for the virus as of Friday’s report — 7,250 more than in Thursday’s total.

Northeast Tennessee had three new cases for a total of 213: Carter, 18; Greene, 43; Hancock, 0; Hawkins, 31; Johnson, 5; Sullivan, 52; Unicoi, 2; and Washington, 60.

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 one additional recovery — in Sullivan County — for a total of 187: Carter, 13; Greene, 40; Hawkins, 28; Johnson, 3; Sullivan, 48; Unicoi, 1; and Washington, 54.

The region had a net of 20 active cases.

The state listed a total of 7,742 negative test results for Northeast Tennessee, 210 more than in Thursday’s report: Carter, 891; Greene, 1,049; Hancock, 89; Hawkins, 1,029; Johnson, 130; Sullivan, 2,082; Unicoi, 327; and Washington, 2,145.

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