February 10 COVID-19 update: Tennessee reports 2,947 new cases, 100 additional deaths

Metro reports 57 new cases, one additional death
Posted at 9:38 AM, Feb 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-10 15:34:58-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Tennessee Department of Health reported 2,947 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing the total known cases in the state to 750,409.

As of February 10, 714,067 people are now considered recovered from the virus while 25,611 cases remain active. Wednesday's rate of positive tests is 8.76%.

One hundred additional Tennesseans have died from COVID-19. TDH has attributed 10,731 deaths to the virus so far.

Hospitals statewide reported 1,262 current COVID-19 patients overnight.

Metro Public Health reported 57 new cases of COVID-19 and one additional death.

This brings Davidson County's total number of cases to 86,838 and 83,466 are now considered to be inactive/recovered. Right now, there are 2,763 active cases -- the last time the number of active cases was below 3,000 was back on Nov. 30.

Health officials said there has been one new confirmed death reported in the past 24 hours, an 87-year-old woman with underlying health conditions.

As of Wednesday, 571 people in Davidson County have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including both confirmed and probable cases, 609 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.

Metro also released the following data:

New cases per 100,000 people: 35.4
Seven-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests: 6.6

Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds: 15 percent
Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds: 10 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 669 calls on Tuesday, February 9, 2020.

Total number of cases: 86,838
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 57

Cases by sex
Male: 41,117
Female: 44,965
Unknown: 756

Cases by Race
Asian 2.0%
Black or African American 18.3%
Other Race 13.2%
Pending 7.7%
Two or More Races 0.3%
Unknown 14.9%
White 43.6%

Deaths by Race
Asian 15
Black or African American 188
Other 36
White 364
Pending 6

Deaths by Zip Code

37013 62
37211 62
37115 49
37207 37
37215 19
37216 18
37076 21
37221 20
37214 18
37218 16
37210 14
37209 15
37138 16
37072 14
37206 12
37205 13
37217 12
37208 11

Cases by age

Total active cases2,763


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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.