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COVID-19: 369 new cases, 4 new deaths in Tennessee

Johnson City Press • Apr 30, 2020 at 6:01 PM

The Tennessee Department of Health on Thursday reported 369 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total to 10,735 since tracking began in March. Just two of those new cases were in Northeast Tennessee.

The state also reported totals of 199 deaths for an increase of four; 1,045 hospitalizations for an increase of 32; and 5,338 recoveries for an increase of 198.

Labs in the state had conducted a total of 177,626 tests, an increase of 9,077 over Wednesday’s aggregate.

In Northeast Tennessee, health departments listed a total of 193 cases, up two from Tuesday’s total: Carter, 12; Greene, 44; Hancock, 0; Hawkins, 30; Johnson,3; Sullivan, 49; Unicoi, 1; and Washington, 54. One new case each was reported in Greene and Sullivan counties.

None of the state’s four 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.

The state reported that 152 cases in Northeast Tennessee had recovered — the same as on Wednesday — leaving an active case count of 35. Recoveries: Carter, 6; Greene, 28; Hawkins, 26; Johnson, 2; Sullivan, 43; Unicoi 1; and Washington, 46. Greene County had the most active cases with 14, followed by Washington County at eight.

The state reported 5,188 tests had been negative for COVID-19 in the upstate — 239 more than in Tuesday’s report.

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