Hamblen County coroner Eddie Davis confirmed Hamblen County’s second COVID death in less than 24 hours Sunday morning. 

Overall, six people in Hamblen have died from the virus. 

The sixth person to die of COVID-19 was a 44-year-old male who had been hospitalized locally, Davis said Sunday morning. 

Davis had announced the fifth death Saturday night, an elderly woman who had also been hospitalized. 

Hamblen County has been identified as a coronavirus hotspot by the state.  Saturday,  the state announced Hamblen County had passed 500 total cases.