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143,947 total COVID-19 cases, 1,567 deaths in Tennessee

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

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Tennessee reported 1,854 additional cases of COVID-19 Sunday, along with 4 new deaths.

This brings the state’s total case count to 143,937, including 1,567 deaths.

The state has reported 6,378 hospitalizations and 104,054 recoveries.

TN COVID-19 Update August 23
Source: TDOH

Earlier today, Metro health officials reported 36 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of cases reported in Davidson County to 25,180.

Of the total number, 22,571 Nashvillians are considered recovered from the virus and 2,383 cases remain active.

No additional deaths were reported in Davidson County on Sunday. The Metro Public Health Department has attributed a total of 226 deaths to COVID-19.

Below is data released by MPHD on Davidson County’s cases.

New cases per 100,000 people: 22.6
Seven-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests: 10.1
Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds: 19 percent
Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds: 16 percent

Cases by sex:
Male: 12,599
Female: 12,286
Unknown: 295

Cases by age:

Unknown530-101,24611-202,59821-307,43731-405,09541-503,53751-602,51861-701,52571-8071281+459Total25,180Recovered22,571Deaths226Total active cases2,383Total number of people testedTotal positive/probable casesTotal negative resultsPositive results as percentage of total206,35225,180181,17212.2%


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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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