NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — The number of coronavirus cases in Tennessee took a big jump to 93,936 on Sunday with 3,140 new cases reported — an increase of 3.5%, the Tennessee Department of Health said.
Deaths rose by three to 967, an increase of 0.3% from Saturday. Knox County reported its 23rd death from the virus on Saturday.
There are currently 4,244 reported hospitalizations and 54,730 recoveries. There have been 1,381,859 virus tests done.
July has been a brutal month of the pandemic for East Tennessee, which until this month had largely escaped the surge seen in Middle and West Tennessee.
Increases COVID-19 cases in Knoxville area counties since July 1:
- Anderson, 326, up 313.5%
- Blount 606, up 322.3%
- Grainger 64, up 173%
- Hamblen 620, up 235.7%
- Jefferson 256, up 239.3%
- Knox 2,118, up 215.7%
- Loudon 250, up 94.3%
- Roane 184, up 400%
- Sevier 700, up 106.5%
- Union 64, 492.3%
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