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Far SW Va. COVID-19 cases level for 10th straight day

Mike Still • May 11, 2020 at 6:12 PM

The LENOWISCO Health District passed the 10-day mark on Sunday with no new reported COVID-19 cases, while Northeast Tennessee saw seven new reported cases.

According to the Virginia Department of Health’s tracking webpage (www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus) on Monday, the total across Lee, Wise and Scott counties and Norton remained at 41 cases and three deaths since the pandemic started in early March.

Wise County remained at 22 cases and one death for the pandemic, with Scott County having reported seven cases and two deaths. Lee County remained at 10 cases and Norton at two cases.

The testing rate for the LENOWISCO district stands at 1,350 out of 86,471 district residents, or 1.56%. The statewide testing rate is 149,436 out of 8.63 million state residents, or 1.73%.

The testing rate by county and city is:

• Lee County, 277 of 23,423 residents, or 1.56%

• Norton, 69 of 3,981, or 1.73%

• Wise County, 706 of 37,383, or 1.89%

• Scott County, 298 of 21,566, or 1.38%

Across Virginia, 25,070 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 850 deaths were reported for two-day increases of 1,874 and 23, respectively.

According to Tennessee Department of Health figures posted on Monday (www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov), statewide cases rose by 776 from Saturday to 15,544 in Monday’s report. Deaths from Saturday to Monday’s report rose by nine to 251. Northeast Tennessee saw three counties with increases in confirmed COVID-19 cases since Saturday but no new deaths:

• Washington County, 65 cases from 61

• Greene County, 46 from 44

• Unicoi County, three from two

Among counties with no changes in cases or deaths were:

• Hawkins County, 31 cases and 2 deaths

• Sullivan County, 54 cases and one death

• Johnson County, five cases

• Carter Country, 18 cases and one death.

Tennessee’s statewide testing rate stood at 4% on Monday, with county rates:

• Hawkins, 1,148 of 56,786 residents, or 2%

• Sullivan, 2,383 of 158,348, or 1.5%

• Washington, 2,430 of 129,375, or 1.88%

• Johnson, 285 of 17,788, or 1.6%

• Carter, 1,064 of 56,391, or 1.89%

• Greene, 1,411 of 69,069, or 2%

• Unicoi, 358 of 17,883, or 2%