NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Tennessee Department of Health reported 3,140 additional cases of COVID-19 Sunday afternoon, along with 3 more deaths.
This brings the state’s total case count to 93,936 since the pandemic began. There have been 926 deaths.
Earlier today Metro Nashville health officials reported 370 new COVID-19 cases.
Davidson County has had a total of 19,744 cases, including confirmed and probable cases, and 13,772 people are now considered recovered.
Two additional COVID-19-related deaths were reported on Sunday. Since the outbreak began, 177 deaths in Davidson County have been attributed to the virus.
Available hospital and ICU beds are up slightly from Saturday, with 16% and 13% available respectively.
Below is data from MPHD on cases in Davidson County:
Cases by sex
Unknown470-1095311-201,96421-305,97831-404,04141-502,79551-601,92961-701,12171-8056281+354Total19,744Recovered13,772Deaths177Total active cases5,795Total number of people testedTotal positive/probable casesTotal negative resultsPositive results as percentage of total158,68819,744138,94412.4%
This story has been changed to reflect a correction issued by the state. The Department of Health initially reported 26 additional deaths today. Officials later said this number is 3.
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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.