COCKE COUNTY—The first COVID-19 related death has been reported in Cocke County according to data provided by the TN Department of Health.

The identity of this individual is kept confidential. The news comes as 21 additional COVID-19 cases were confirmed on Thursday into Friday afternoon.

Cocke County has 196 total cases of the virus. The total number of active cases sits at 92.

More than 3,000 residents have now been tested for COVID-19.

An additional 2,279 cases were confirmed across the state on Friday, bringing the total to 73,819.

There were 19 additional deaths reported on Friday as well. The number of deaths from COVID-19 has increased to 815.

Active cases in Sevier County continue to increase as more than 1,052 residents have contracted the virus. The large majority of those individuals have recovered, which leaves the active case county in Sevier at 323.

Neighboring Hamblen County has seen a two day increase of 49 cases. Data is slightly skewed due to the timing of the tests and when results are received.

More than 240 of the 607 cases in Hamblen are currently active.

There have been 20 additional cases confirmed in Greene County.

The total number of cases in Greene County stands at 193. Ninety-four of those are active at this time.

Cases have also increased in Jefferson County. They currently have 108 active cases out of their 241 total.

The virus continues to surge across the country as more than 70,000 cases were confirmed in one day.

More than 3.68 million cases of the virus have been confirmed across the U.S.

The number of deaths has increased to over 141,000.

Globally the case counts is steadily increasing towards the 14 million mark. The worldwide death toll has increased to more than 592,000.

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