Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Tennessee rises to 192

Posted at 2:03 PM, Mar 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-20 11:41:32-04

These numbers are accurate as of the article's publish date: March 19. The update for March 20 is located here.

The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed more cases of COVID-19, bringing the state's total to 192.

The health department released the new numbers Thursday afternoon.

  • Davidson County - 110
  • Williamson County - 30
  • Wilson County - 1
  • Sumner County - 3
  • Montgomery County - 1
  • Maury County - 1
  • Rutherford County - 1
  • Cheatham County - 1
  • Carroll County - 1
  • Robertson County - 2
  • Campbell County - 1
  • Hamilton County - 1
  • Dyer County - 1
  • Jefferson County - 1
  • Knox County - 2
  • Sevier County -1
  • Shelby County - 4
  • Sullivan County - 1
  • Anderson County - 1
  • Cumberland County - 1
  • Resident of other state/country - 26
  • Unknown - 1

Friday morning, Maury County Mayor Andy Ogles said the county confirmed its first case. Tennova Healthcare in Clarksville also said one of its patients had tested positive for the virus and that person remains in their care.

The state has established a website for Tennesseans to find a remote assessment site if they are showing symptoms of the virus. To find a testing site near you, click here.

Metro Nashville launched a website for Davidson County residents to stay informed on COVID-19 cases in the area.


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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.