NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed 9,189 total cases of COVID-19 across the state. This is the largest jump in new cases in Tennessee since the crisis began.
TDOH officials released the latest numbers on Saturday, saying there have been 178 deaths and 821 hospitalizations. 4,467 have recovered from the virus.
This is the largest jump in new #COVID19 cases in Tennessee since the crisis began. Data analysis follows. State likely will say it's due to more testing. Prisons have been a big driver lately. 1/ https://t.co/pgwzsTv8J2
— Phil Williams (@NC5PhilWilliams) April 25, 2020
Earlier in the day, Metro Public Health Department officials confirmed 2,213 total cases of COVID-19 in Nashville/Davidson County, an increase of 37 in the past 24 hours.
Those confirmed cases range in age from 2 months to 99 years. Twenty-two deaths have been reported in the county. Of those who've tested positive, 1,171 individuals have recovered.
The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 364 calls on Friday, April 24, 2020.
Total number of cases: 2,213
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 37
Cases by sex
Total Cases by age
|Total active cases||1,020|
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.
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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:
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Or at least two of the following symptoms:
- Repeated shaking with chills
- Muscle pain
- 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.
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.