NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) — The Tennessee Department of Health’s (TDH) COVID-19 data update on Tuesday included several oddities in Northeast Tennessee counties, including more than a dozen cases removed from one county.
The health department removed 32 cases, four recoveries, and one death from Washington County; one case and one recovery from Unicoi County; and one death from Hawkins County. That means a total of 33 cases, five recoveries, and two deaths were removed from the region’s total.
Meanwhile, a relatively large number of new cases — 89 — were reported in Carter County.
With 135 new cases and three new deaths reported otherwise, Northeast Tennessee saw a net gain of 102 cases and one death Tuesday after subtracting the removed cases and deaths.
The health department says it performs routine data quality checks, which include cross-checking the addresses of cases. As a result, some local cases that were previously listed under the wrong county have been reassigned to the correct county, according to TDH. This isn’t the first time TDH has reassigned cases in our area.
New cases by county: Carter +89, Greene +22, Hawkins +6, Johnson +3, and Sullivan +15. As previously mentioned, one case was removed from Unicoi County and 32 from Washington County.
Over the last seven days, Northeast Tennessee has added 792 new cases. During the seven days prior, the region reported 1,055 new cases.
There have been 47,523 cases reported in Northeast Tennessee since the pandemic began.
New deaths by county: Carter +1, Greene 0, Johnson +1, Sullivan +1, and Unicoi 0. As noted above, one death was removed from each Hawkins and Washington counties.
Over the last seven days, Northeast Tennessee has reported 34 new deaths. During the previous seven-day period, 55 deaths were reported.
There have been 930 deaths reported in Northeast Tennessee since the pandemic began.
There are currently 1,328 active cases in Northeast Tennessee, down 88 cases from yesterday.
This marks the third day of declining active cases.
COVID-19 in Tennessee
The Tennessee Department of Health reported 1,636 new cases statewide, increasing the state’s total to 747,462 cases.
The health department also reported 65 new deaths, bringing the state’s total to 10,631 deaths.
There are currently 26,089 active cases in Tennessee, down 2,073 cases from yesterday.
Health officials have reported 710,742 recoveries in Tennessee since the pandemic began.
The following data was reported: (number in parenthesis is change since yesterday)
Total cases: 47,523 (+102)
Inactive/recovered: 45,265 (+189)
Deaths: 930 (+1)
Active cases: 1,328 (-88)
Total cases: 5,518 (+89)
Inactive/recovered: 5,226 (+93)
Deaths: 140 (+1)
Active cases: 152 (-5)
Total cases: 7,046 (+22)
Inactive/recovered: 6,726 (+35)
Deaths: 136 (0)
Active cases: 184 (-13)
Total cases: 4,949 (+6)
Inactive/recovered: 4,644 (+34)
Deaths: 87 (-1)
Active cases: 218 (-27)
Total cases: 2,133 (+3)
Inactive/recovered: 2,040 (+3)
Deaths: 38 (+1)
Active cases: 55 (-1)
Total cases: 13,577 (+15)
Inactive/recovered: 12,882 (+29)
Deaths: 257 (+1)
Active cases: 438 (-15)
Total cases: 1,735 (-1)
Inactive/recovered: 1,662 (-1)
Deaths: 48 (0)
Active cases: 25 (0)
Total cases: 12,565 (-32)
Inactive/recovered: 12,085 (-4)
Deaths: 224 (-1)
Active cases: 256 (-27)