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No new COVID-19 cases, deaths in region

Mike Still • May 25, 2020 at 3:20 PM

Northeast Tennessee and far Southwest Virginia saw no increases in COVID-19 cases or deaths, according to Monday’s official reports.

According to the Tennessee Department of Health (www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov), Washington County remained at 73 confirmed cases and no deaths reported during the pandemic.

Greene County’s case total stayed at 47 with two deaths during the pandemic. Five other counties remained level on Monday: Hawkins with 31 confirmed cases and two deaths; Sullivan with 61 cases and two deaths; Carter with 19 cases and one death; Johnson with 15 cases and Unicoi with three cases.

Across Tennessee, 20,607 cases and 338 deaths were reported on Monday — an increase of 462 and two, respectively. The pandemic total statewide testing rate was 396,219 of 6.83 million state residents, or 5.8%.

Testing rates by county in Northeast Tennessee on Monday were:

- Hawkins, 1,455 people, or 2.56%

- Sullivan, 3,862 people, or 2.44%

- Washington, 3,097 people, or 2.39%

- Johnson, 1,907, or 10.7%

- Carter, 1,306, or 2.32%

- Greene, 2,049, or 2.97%

- Unicoi, 425, or 2.4%

The LENOWISCO Health District remained at 42 confirmed cases and four deaths, according to the Virginia Department of Health (www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus). Wise County’s case and death total remained at 24 and two, with Scott County’s totals at seven cases and two deaths. Lee County and Norton, which have not seen any deaths during the pandemic, stood at nine and two cases, respectively.

Virginia reported a pandemic total of 37,727 cases and 1,208 deaths on Monday — increases of 1,483 and 37, respectively. The statewide testing rate for people with nasal swab and blood tests was 289,579 of 8.63 million, or 3.36% of 8.63 million state residents. For nasal swab testing only, 242,292 people have been tested to date, or 2.98%.

Across the LENOWISCO district, 1,830 people have been tested via nasal swab during the pandemic — 2.12% of the district’s 86,471 residents. Nasal swab testing rates for the district’s four main localities in Monday’s report were:

- Lee County, 416, or 1.78%

- Norton, 81, or 2.03%

- Wise County, 850, or 2.27%

- Scott County, 457, or 2.22%