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Tennessee COVID-19 report: 5 new deaths, cases pass 17,000

Johnson City Press • Updated May 16, 2020 at 6:06 PM

The Tennessee Department of Health reported 318 new cases and five new deaths Saturday from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) compared to Friday’s report.

The statewide case count grew to 17,288 since tracking began in March. The death toll reached 295. The state also reported 249 new recoveries for a total of 9,529 and 20 new hospitalizations for a total of 1,474. Labs in the state reported 10,445 new tests had been performed for a total of 320,201.

The case count was reduced by one in Northeast Tennessee to 237. The state dropped the number of cases in Hawkins County from 32 to 31.The death toll remained steady at seven. Recoveries were steady at 200. There were 30 active cases in the eight-county region. Labs reported 425 more negative test results in the upper eight counties for a total of 11,733.

County Cases Recoveries Fatalities Active Cases Negative tests
Carter 19 15 1 3 1,115
Greene 46 41 2 3 1,512
Hancock 0 0 0 0 109
Hawkins 31 28 2 1 1,223
Johnson 15 5 0 10 1,831
Sullivan 57 50 2 5 2,966
Unicoi 3 2 0 1 371
Washington 66 59 0 7 2,606
NE Tennessee 237 200 7 30 11,733
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