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August 21, 2020 |
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) reports that there have been 138,015 confirmed cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus in Tennessee as of Friday, August 21st, 2020. That is an increase of 1,539 cases from Thursday’s 136,476. There have been 1,508 (+61) confirmed deaths in Tennessee because of the virus.
There have been thirty seven new cases of the COVID-19 Coronavirus reported in Montgomery County. The total is at 2,277. There has been twenty three deaths in Montgomery County due to the virus.
Fourteen new cases of the COVID-19 Coronavirus have been reported in Robertson County. The total is at 1,708. There have been twenty five deaths in Robertson County due to the virus. There have been six new cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus reported in Cheatham County. The total is at 678. There has been nine deaths in Cheatham County due to the virus.
There have been nineteen new cases of the COVID-19 Coronavirus reported in Dickson County. The total in Dickson County is at 832. There has been seven deaths in Dickson County because of the virus. Two new cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus have been reported in Houston County. The total in Houston County is seventy two. There have been seven new cases of the virus reported in Benton County. The total is at 212. There has been three death in Benton County due to the virus.
Three new cases of the COVID-19 Coronavirus have been reported in Humphreys County. The total is at 150. There has been three deaths in Humphreys County due to the virus.
There have been fourteen new cases of the COVID-19 Coronavirus reported in Carroll County. The total in Carroll County is 463. There have been six deaths in Carroll County due to the virus.
Five new cases of the COVID-19 Coronavirus have been reported in Henry County. The total is at 373. There has been four deaths in Henry County due to the virus. No new cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus have been reported in Stewart County. The total of cases in Stewart County is eighty nine
There have been S E V E N T Y O N E new cases of the COVID-19 Coronavirus reported in Christian County Kentucky. The total is at 631. There have been ten deaths in Christian County Kentucky due to the virus.
Nashville-Davidson County now has 22,461 confirmed cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus. That is an increase of 135 cases from Thursday’s 22,461. There have been 245 deaths in Davidson County due to the virus.
According to John Hopkins University there are now a total of 5,600,107 confirmed cases of the COVID-19 Coronavirus in the United States. That is an increase of 46,943 cases in 24 hours from Thursday’s 5,553,164. There have now been 174,924 deaths in the United States connected to COVID-19 Coronavirus. This is an increase of 1,225 deaths from Thursday’s 173,699.
Tennessee Confirmed Cases
Case Management Protocol
The Tennessee Department of Health will post updated COVID-19 Coronavirus cases including county of residence by 2:00pm each day at www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov.html.
The TDH State Public Health Laboratory is running COVID-19 Coronavirus testing seven days a week to assist public health authorities and health care workers in identifying cases and treating individuals.
TDH directly oversees 89 county health departments and serves as a partner organization to the six major metropolitan jurisdictions including: Shelby County, Madison County, Davidson County, Knox County, Hamilton County and Sullivan County.
Tennesseans are encouraged to take routine precautions used in guarding against respiratory viruses:
Wash your hands often with soap and water. Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing
Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands
Stay home if you are sick
Stay away from people who are sick
Most patients with confirmed COVID-19 Coronavirus infection have mild respiratory illness with fever, cough and shortness of breath. A smaller number of patients have severe symptoms requiring hospitalization.
COVID-19 Information Line
TDH has launched a Tennessee Coronavirus Public Information Line in partnership with the Tennessee Poison Center. The number is 877.857.2945 and is available daily from 10:00am to 10:00pm CT.
People with concerns about their health should contact their health care providers. TDH has additional information available at www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov.html
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated information and guidance available online at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
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