NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Tennessee Department of Health reported 1,792 new COVID cases and 9 additional deaths Saturday.
This brings the state's total case count to 756,071. Today's percent positive rate is 7.09%.
So far 10,902 Tennesseans have lost their lives to the virus.
There are currently 1,154 patients currently hospitalized with confirmed cases of the virus.
The state also reported 2,228 new recoveries in the past 24 hours.
Earlier today Metro Public Health officials reported 283 new cases of COVID-19. Five new deaths were also reported.
This brings Davidson County's total number of cases to 87,755. As of now, 84,289 of those are now considered to be inactive/recovered. There are 2,849 active cases.
The five deaths reported were of a 98-year-old woman with a pending medical history, along with a 41-year-old man, a 64-year-old woman, an 86-year-old woman and a 78-year-old man, all with underlying health conditions.
As of today, 578 people in Davidson County have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including both confirmed and probable cases, 617 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.
Available hospital beds in Middle Tennessee are at 18 percent, up four percent from yesterday. Available ICU beds are 14 percent, up five percent from yesterday.
Metro also released the following data:
New cases per 100,000 people: 31.4
Seven-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests: 6.1
Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds: 18 percent
Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds: 14 percent
The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 1,596 calls on Friday, February 12, 2020.
Total number of cases: 87,755
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 283
Cases by sex
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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:
- 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.