August 10 COVID-19 update: Tennessee reports 1,202 new cases, 10 additional deaths in 24 hours

No new deaths reported in Metro, ICU bed availability at 14%
Posted at 9:36 AM, Aug 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-10 15:11:37-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Tennessee Department of Health reported 1,202 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday. The department said 10 additional deaths were reported in the past 24 hours.

TDOH reported 123,914 total cases statewide, saying of those 122,097 are confirmed and 1,817 are probable. The total number of deaths has risen to 1,233, with 1,194 being confirmed and 39 being probable.

The department also reported 5,339 hospitalizations and said 83,170 have recovered. As of today, there are 39,511 active cases.

Earlier in the day, Metro Public Health officials reported 287 new cases, bringing Davidson County's total to 23,191 cases. The department said no additional deaths were reported in the past 24 hours.

Health officials said of those total cases, 23,140 are confirmed. One new probable case was added in the past 24 hours.

Probable cases refer to those that do not test positive in a diagnostic test but do have supporting epidemiological and clinical evidence that a COVID-19 infection has occurred. If a person is a close contact of a COVID-19 case and has a clinically compatible illness, he or she meets the criteria to be a probable case. Additionally, if a health care provider diagnoses a person with clinically compatible illness with COVID-19, this person meets the probable case criteria.

As of Monday, 196 people in Davidson County have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including both confirmed and probable cases, 205 deaths have been attributed to the virus.

So far, 19,910 individuals have recovered from the virus.

Metro also released the following data:

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New cases per 100,000 people: 27.6

Seven-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests: 12.8

Available hospital beds: 19 percent
Available ICU beds: 14 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 15 calls on Sunday, August 9, 2020.

Total number of cases: 23,191
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 287

Cases by sex
Male: 11,621
Female: 11,264
Unknown: 306

Total cases by age

Total active cases3,076

Last week marked Tennessee's deadliest weekof the pandemic in new reported deaths, while hospitalizations hit a near-record high.

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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:

  • 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.


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.