SWVA reports four more COVID-19 cases, NET seven more

Mike Still • Apr 10, 2020 at 8:00 PM

Eleven more confirmed COVID-19 cases were reported across the region Friday, according to Tennessee and Virginia state health officials.

Washington County reported five new cases, according to Tennessee’s case tracking website (www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov), for a total of 37. No deaths have been reported in the county since the pandemic began.

In Sullivan and Hawkins counties, one new case each was reported Friday. Sullivan has seen 35 total cases and one death during the pandemic with 10 patients having recovered, while Hawkins has seen 22 cases, five recoveries and one death.

Across Tennessee, 4,862 cases have been reported along with 98 deaths.

Virginia Commissioner of Health Norman Oliver on Friday said that the Virginia Department of Health’s COVID-19 tracking website will start reporting deaths by health district instead of larger state regions in coming days.

COVID-19 deaths for Southwest Virginia are now reported for an area covering eight health districts beyond Roanoke. Oliver said the change will give better detail, with the health district level helping preserve patient and family privacy.

Wise County on Friday saw a three-case jump to eight total for the pandemic, according to the VDH case tracking website (http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus).

VDH spokesperson Robert Parker said Friday that a three-case total for Lee County on the tracking website is now correct. Scott County on Friday reported another confirmed case for a total of three.

Across Virginia, 4,509 cases and 121 deaths over the course of the pandemic were reported Friday.

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