NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Metro health officials reported 118 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the total number of cases ever reported in Davidson County to 21,997.
Of those total cases, 21,957 are confirmed and 18,579 Nashvillians are now considered recovered from the virus.
The number of active cases is now at 3,216, which has continued to decline over the last week.
Three additional COVID-19-related deaths were reported on Wednesday, a 69-year-old man, a 75-year-old woman and a 77-year-old man. A total of 202 deaths in Davidson County have been attributed to the coronavirus.
Four of Nashville’s six key metrics in the roadmap to reopening remain in the green, but, available hospital and ICU beds have dropped in the last 24 hours with 16% and 10% available respectively.
Metro Public Health Department
Below is data released from the Metro Public Health Department on cases in Davidson County:
Available hospital beds: 16 percent
Available ICU beds: 10 percent
The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 58 calls on Tuesday, August 4, 2020.
Total number of cases: 21,997Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 118
Cases by sex
Deaths by Race
Black/African American: 78
Cases by Race
Black/African American: 16.0%
Other Race: 20.7%
Two or More Races: 0.4%
Deaths by ZIP code*:
ZIP CodeDeaths Among Cases370133337211333711519372071637218103721410
*Due to HIPAA, zip codes with fewer than 10 deaths are not included in the report.
Cases by age:
Unknown520-101,06011-202,19621-306,62431-404,46741-503,09251-602,17061-701,31371-8062881+395Total21,997Recovered18,579Deaths202Total active cases3,216Total number of people testedTotal positive/probable casesTotal negative resultsPositive results as percentage of total177,12121,997155,12412.4%
On Tuesday, the Tennessee Department of Health reported 1,805 additional cases and 25 additional deaths. The state reported a total of 112,441 cases and 1,117 deaths since the outbreak began.
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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.