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SW Va. sees no COVID-19 increase; one new case reported in Sullivan

Mike Still • Apr 29, 2020 at 7:00 PM

Southwest Virginia saw a leveling in new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, while Northeast Tennessee saw one new case.

According to the Virginia Department of Health (www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus) Tuesday, the LENOWISCO Health District held level at 40 cases and two deaths from Tuesday’s numbers.

Since the pandemic began, Wise County has seen 22 cases and one death. Lee County has reported nine cases and no deaths. Scott County remained at seven cases and one death, while Norton has seen two cases.

The LENOWISCO Health District has seen a total of 805 people tested out of 86,471, for a 0.93% testing rate. Statewide, 85,307 people have been tested out of a population of 8.63 million, or 0.99%.

Among the state’s health districts, LENOWISCO remained the fourth lowest in numbers of persons tested.

The Tennessee Department of Health (www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov) on Wednesday reported one new COVID-19 case in Sullivan County, for a pandemic total of 48 cases and one death.

No case increase was reported in Hawkins or Washington counties since Tuesday’s TDH report. Hawkins remained at 30 cases and one death, and Washington has had 54 cases and no deaths during the pandemic.

Hawkins County as of Wednesday had 745 of 56,786 residents tested: 1.3%. In Sullivan County, 1,282 of 158,348 residents have been tested to date: 0.8%. In Washington County, 1.26% of county residents have been tested, or 1,626 of 129,375.

Across Tennessee, 168,549 people out of a population of 6.83 million have been tested to date: 2.5% of the state. Statewide,10,366 cases and 195 deaths were reported — increases of 314 cases and seven deaths.

Statewide, Virginia reported 14,961 cases — a 622-case climb from Tuesday’s VDH data. The statewide COVID-19 death toll rose by 10 from Tuesday, to 502.

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