The Tennessee Department of Health reported 178 new COVID-19 cases, two new deaths, and 80 new inactive/recovered cases in Northeast Tennessee on Thursday.
New cases by county: Carter +25, Greene +20, Hawkins +39, Johnson +17, Sullivan +40, Unicoi +9, and Washington +28.
With 178 new cases reported, today snaps a six-day streak in which fewer than 100 new cases were reported each day.
Over the last seven days, Northeast Tennessee has added 573 new cases. During the seven days prior, the region reported 711 new cases.
Despite the relatively large increase, the 14-day new case rate continued to drop, from an average of 95 new cases per day to 91.7.
There have been 56,326 cases reported in Northeast Tennessee since the pandemic began.