Tennessee reports 1,805 new cases, 25 additional deaths in 24 hours

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Metro health officials reported 118 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, bringing the total number of cases in Davidson County to 26,432.

Of the total number of cases, 924 remain active and 25,265 Nashvillians have recovered from the virus. On Saturday, the number of active cases dropped below 1,000 for the first time since late April.

Two additional coronavirus-related deaths were reported in Davidson County on Sunday. The Metro Public Health Department has attributed 243 deaths to COVID-19 since the outbreak began.

Below is data from MPHD on Davidson County’s cases:

New cases per 100,000 people: 15.21
Seven-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests: 5.9
Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds: 14 percent
Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds: 13 percent

Cases by sex:
Male: 13,174
Female: 12,973
Unknown: 285

Cases by age:

Unknown530-101,30611-202,75021-307,79531-405,32441-503,69851-602,64861-701,62971-8074081+479Total26,432Inactive/Recovered25,265Deaths243Total active cases924Total number of tests conductedTotal positive/probable resultsTotal negative resultsPositive results as percentage of total305,27333,115272,15810.85%


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What is COVID-19 (a.k.a. the new coronavirus?)

According to the World Health Organization, coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases. Examples include the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans. COVID-19 stands for “Coronavirus disease 2019,” which is when this strain of the coronavirus was discovered.

What are the symptoms?

The CDC says patients confirmed to have the 2019-nCoV reportedly had mild to severe respiratory illness with:

CoughShortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Or at least two of the following symptoms:

FeverChillsRepeated shaking with chillsMuscle painHeadacheSore throatNew loss of taste or smell

At this time, the CDC believes symptoms could appear as soon as two days after exposure, or as long as 14 days.


The CDC is recommending “common sense” measures such as:

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.Avoid close contact with people who are sick.Stay home when you are sick.Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others.Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

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