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April 23 COVID-19 update: 8,266 total cases, 170 deaths confirmed in Tennessee

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Posted at 9:48 AM, Apr 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-23 15:53:59-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed 8,266 total cases of COVID-19 across the state. The department said 170 deaths have been reported.

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TDOH officials released the updated numbers on Thursday, saying there have been 793 hospitalizations. Of those who've tested positive, 4,193 have recovered.

Earlier in the day, Metro Public Health officials confirmed 2,144 total cases of COVID-19 in Nashville/Davidson County, an increase of 182 in the past 24 hours.

Dr. Alex Jahangir said the confirmed cases range in age from 2 months to 99 years. Twenty-two deaths have been reported and 1,076 have recovered from the virus.

On Thursday, Metro Nashville also announced its four-phase plan for reopening.

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 389 calls on Wednesday, April 22, 2020.


Total number of cases: 2,144
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 182

Cases by sex
Male: 990
Female: 960
Unknown: 194

Total cases by age

The Tennessee Department of Health said Wednesday there have been 7,842 total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state, of which 4,012 people have recovered from the virus.

Current county-by-county numbers are available in the map below this story, updated daily after 2 p.m. These numbers may not add up the total number, as the daily reports from the Tennessee Department of Health often have dozens of cases that have yet been linked to a county.

Editor's Note: We are publishing updates to our COVID-19 count multiple times daily, but with a new story created each day to help track the growth of the virus in the state. Our latest reporting will always be at the top of our website at https://www.newschannel5.com. If this story is more than 24 hours old, (the date this story was published is available at the top of our story, just under the headline) please head to our homepage for our most accurate information.

Unknown
156
0-10
36
11-20
123
21-30
585
31-40
392
41-50
300
51-60
269
61-70
168
71-80
84
81+
31
Total
2,144
Recovered
1,076
Deaths
22
Total active cases
1,046


The Tennessee Department of Health said Wednesday there have been 7,842 total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state, of which 4,012 people have recovered from the virus.

Current county-by-county numbers are available in the map below this story, updated daily after 2 p.m. These numbers may not add up the total number, as the daily reports from the Tennessee Department of Health often have dozens of cases that have yet been linked to a county.

Editor's Note: We are publishing updates to our COVID-19 count multiple times daily, but with a new story created each day to help track the growth of the virus in the state. Our latest reporting will always be at the top of our website at https://www.newschannel5.com. If this story is more than 24 hours old, (the date this story was published is available at the top of our story, just under the headline) please head to our homepage for our most accurate information.

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COUNTY-BY-COUNTY CASES IN TENNESSEE

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:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Or at least two of the following symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New 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.

Prevention

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.