Tennessee records nearly 10,000 COVID-19 cases

The Tennessee Department of Health on Monday reported 251 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total to 9,918 since tracking began in March.

The state also reported totals of 184 deaths for an increase of three; 837 hospitalizations for an increase of nine; and 4,720 recoveries for an increase of 193.

In Northeast Tennessee, health departments listed a total of 187 cases, up three from Sunday’s total: Carter, 12; Greene, 41; Hancock, 0; Hawkins, 29; Johnson,3; Sullivan, 47; Unicoi, 1; and Washington, 54.

None of the state’s three 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.

Labs in the state had conducted 6,928 more tests for a total of 154,402.

Of Northeast Tennessee’s 187 cases, 149 had recovered: Carter, 6; Greene, 27; Hawkins, 26; Johnson, 2; Sullivan, 41; Unicoi 1; and Washington 46. The region had a total of 32 active cases.

The upper eight counties had reported 4,029 negative tests: Carter 434; Greene 716; Hancock 34; Hawkins 29; Johnson 59; Sullivan, 1,077; Unicoi, 133; and Washington,1,547.