NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Tennessee Department of Health reported 1,497 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing the total number of known cases to 819,505.
Of the reported cases, 794,716 are now considered recovered while 12,813 remain active. Wednesday's rate of positive new tests is 5.82%.
Nine additional Tennesseans have died from COVID-19. TDH has attributed 11,976 deaths to the coronavirus so far.
Hospitals statewide reported 849 current COVID-19 patients overnight.
Metro Public Health officials reported 102 new cases of COVID-19 and seven additional deaths were reported.
Davidson County's total number of cases is now at 95,306, with 92,629 of those now considered to be inactive/recovered. Right now, there are 1,789 active cases in Nashville.
Health officials said two new probable deaths have been reported in the past 24 hours -- a 91-year-old woman with underlying health conditions and a 74-year-old woman with a pending medical history. Five new confirmed deaths were also reported in the past 24 hours -- an 83-year-old man, a 68-year-old man, a 64-year-old man, an 87-year-old man and a 71-year-old man, all with underlying health conditions.
That's the highest number of deaths reported in a 24-hour period since early February.
As of Thursday, 799 Davidson County residents have died from a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including probable cases, 888 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.
ICU bed availability in Middle Tennessee has also dropped to 7%. The last time it fell below 10% was back on March 3.
Metro also released the following data:
New cases per 100,000 people: 19.8
Seven-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests: 4.5
Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds: 12 percent
Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds: 7 percent
The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 564 calls on Tuesday, April 6, 2021.
Total number of cases: 95,306
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 102
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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:
- 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.