TDH: 98 new COVID-19 cases reported in northeastern Tennessee; A new death

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WJHL) – The Tennessee Department of Health reported 98 new COVID-19 cases in northeastern Tennessee on Sunday along with a new death due to the virus.

Sullivan County saw most new COVID-19 cases Sunday with 55 new cases.

Carter and Hawkins counties followed suit with 13 and 10 new cases, respectively.

Washington County had eight new cases; Greene County had five new cases; Unicoi County had four new cases; and Johnson County had three new cases.

The one new death due to COVID-19 Sunday was in Washington County.

Vaccines in Northeast Tennessee

Washington County is first within the state of Tennessee for the first COVID-19 vaccine doses received.

Washington County has the second-highest percentage in the state for the number of fully vaccinated people, and Unicoi County is fourth and Sullivan County is fifth.

COVID-19 in Tennessee

The Tennessee Department of Health reported 1,347 new cases nationwide, increasing the state’s total to 757,418 cases.

The health department also reported 31 new deaths, bringing the state’s total to 10,933 deaths.

Health officials have reported 722,598 recoveries in Tennessee since the pandemic began.

The following data were reported by location: (the number in parentheses has changed since yesterday)

Carter County
Total cases: 5,833
Inactive / Restored: 5,540 (+13)
Deaths: 147
Active cases: 146
New cases: 13

Greene County
Total cases: 7,177
Inactive / recovered: 6,872 (+15)
Deaths: 140
Active cases: 165 (-10)
New cases: 5

Hawkins County
Total cases: 5,050
Inactive / recovered: 4,753 (+15)
Deaths: 91
Active cases: 206 (-5)
New cases: 10

Johnson County
Total cases: 2,132
Inactive / restored: 2,061
Deaths: 37
Active cases: 34 (-3)
New cases: 3

Sullivan County
Total cases: 13,823
Inactive / Recovered: 13,182 (+44)
Deaths: 263
Active cases: 378 (+11)
New cases: 55

Unicoi County
Total cases: 1,747
Inactive / Restored: 1,672 (+3)
Deaths: 46
Active cases: 29 (+1)
New cases: 4

Washington County
Total cases: 12,513
Inactive / recovered: 12,027 (+19)
Deaths: 224 (+1)
Active cases: 262 (-12)
New cases: 8

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