NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Tennessee Department of Health reported an additional 2,127 cases of COVID-19 Sunday, along with 8 new deaths.
The state has seen 122,712 coronavirus cases since the pandemic began, including 1,223 deaths.
There have been 5,304 and 80,997 recoveries.
August 9 COVID-19 Update
Earlier today Metro health officials reported 190 new COVID-19 cases, bringing Davidson County’s total number of cases to 22,904.
Of the total number of cases, 22,854 are confirmed and 19,595 people are considered recovered. As of August 9, there are 3,109 active cases in Davidson County.
No additional deaths were reported on Sunday. Metro health officials have attributed 205 deaths in total to COVID-19.
Below is data from Metro Public Health Department on Davidson County’s cases:
New cases per 100,000 people: 27.6
Seven-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests: 11.9
Available hospital beds: 17 percent
Available ICU beds: 11 percent
The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 15 calls on Saturday, August 8, 2020.
Total number of cases: 22,904
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 190
Cases by sex
Unknown530-101,11111-202,29121-306,88831-404,66141-503,23451-602,25461-701,35571-8065081+407Total22,904Recovered19,595Deaths205Total active cases3,104Total number of people testedTotal positive/probable casesTotal negative resultsPositive results as percentage of total183.91522,904161,01112.5%
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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.