NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — On Friday, the state's total number of COVID-19 deaths surpassed 12,000.
The Tennessee Department of Health reported 1,120 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing the total number of known cases in the state to 822,085.
Of the reported cases, 797,011 are now considered recovered. Thursday's rate of positive new tests is 5.8%.
Four additional Tennesseans have died from COVID-19. TDH has attributed 12,000 deaths to the coronavirus so far.
Hospitals statewide reported 837 current COVID-19 patients overnight.
Metro Public Health officials reported 152 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday. The department said three additional deaths were reported.
Davidson County now has 95,651 total cases, and of those, 92,963 are now considered to be inactive/recovered.
Health officials said there have been three new confirmed deaths reported in the past 24 hours -- an 83-year-old woman with a pending medical history, along with an 87-year-old woman and a 79-year-old woman, both with underlying health conditions.
As of today, 803 Davidson County residents have died from a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including probable cases, 891 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.
New cases per 100,000 people: 17.9
Seven-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests: 4.5
Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds: 12 percent
Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds: 9 percent
The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 680 calls on Thursday, April 8, 2021.
Total number of cases: 95,651
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 152
Cases by sex
Cases by age
|Total active cases||1,797|
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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.