NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed 3,321 cases of COVID-19 in the state. At least 43 deaths related to the coronavirus have been reported.
TDH released the new numbers on Saturday, saying 311 have been hospitalized and 416 have recovered from the virus.
|Age Ranges of Confirmed Cases|
Earlier in the day, the Metro Public Health Department officials confirmed 856 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nashville/Davidson County, an increase of 48 cases in the past 24 hours. Davidson County's report continues to be higher than the state because the number reflects positive patients tested in the county, but who live elsewhere.
According to a release, the confirmed cases range in age from 2 months to 85 years. Health officials have confirmed a total of six deaths in Davidson County.
Thirty people who've tested positive for COVID-19 remain hospitalized and 121 individuals have recovered from the virus. The remaining cases are self-isolating at home and have mild and manageable symptoms.
The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 415 calls on Friday, April 3.
Total number of cases: 856
Number of cases confirmed today: 48
Cases by sex
Total Cases by age
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Previously, we were attempting to track the number of cases independently, but the complexity of reporting has made us less confident in being able to report an accurate total. We will continue to report the numbers provided by the state, along with any discrepancies in those numbers provided by local governments.
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.
Nashville has three Community Assessment Centers for COVID-19:
- Nissan Stadium Lot “N”, 1 Titans Way, Nashville, TN 37213
- Meharry Medical College 918 21st Ave North, Nashville, TN 37208
- Former Kmart (opening today) 2491 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37217
Residents must first call to receive an initial assessment by a public health professional. Callers can also access recorded messages, which provide the latest information about COVID-19 and details about the Safer at Home Order.
The Hotline number is 615-862-7777 and is available from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week in both Spanish and English.
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:
- 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.