February 1 COVID-19 update: Tennessee reports 103 additional deaths, 1,326 new cases

Metro reports 357 new cases, active cases at 4,214
Posted at 9:36 AM, Feb 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-01 15:35:36-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Tennessee Department of Health reported 1,326 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, bringing the total known cases in the state to 729,187.

As of February 1, 685,162 cases are now considered recovered while 34,272 cases remain active. Active cases have been steadily declining since hitting an all-time high of 85,406 on December 21. Monday's rate of positive tests is 10.69%.

One hundred three additional Tennesseans have died from COVID-19. TDH has attributed 9,753 total deaths to the virus.

Hospitals statewide reported 1,562 current COVID-19 patients overnight.

Metro health officials reported 357 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday. No additional deaths were reported.

In Davidson County, there has been a total of 84,908 cases reported, 80,118 of which are now considered recovered or inactive. As of Monday, there are 4,214 active cases in Metro Nashville. Currently, only one metric remains in the red.


The Metro Public Health Department said 542 people have died from a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including probable and confirmed cases, 576 deaths have been attributed to the virus.

Metro also released the following data:

New cases per 100,000 people: 54.1
Seven-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests: 9.3

Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds: 20 percent
Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds: 10 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 199 calls on Sunday, January 31, 2020.

Total number of cases: 84,908
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 357

Cases by sex
Male: 40,217
Female: 43,938
Unknown: 753

Cases by age

Total active cases4,214


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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.