NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Tennessee Department of Health reported 1,226 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the total known cases in the state to 767,315.
As of Tuesday, 741,057 cases are now considered recovered while 1,560 cases remain active. Tuesday's rate of positive new tests is 7.46%.
Forty-five additional Tennesseans have died from COVID-19. TDH has attributed 11,198 deaths to the virus so far.
Hospitals statewide reported 998 current COVID-19 patients overnight.
The total COVID-19 case count for Tennessee is 767,315 as of February 23, 2021 including 11,198 deaths, 998 current hospitalizations and 741,057 are inactive/recovered. Percent positive today is 7.46%. For the full report with additional data: https://t.co/jlAz8a6Upp. pic.twitter.com/Lxlg22p3NV— TN Dept. of Health (@TNDeptofHealth) February 24, 2021
Metro health officials reported 110 new cases of COVID-19. Nashville's three community assessment centers for COVID-19 testing reopened on Monday following a week of being closed due to the winter storms.
Davidson County has reported a total of 88,959 cases, 86,550 of which are now considered recovered or inactive. Currently, 1,786 cases remain active.
Metro health said there have been three new confirmed deaths reported in the past 24 hours -- a 71-year-old man, a 56-year-old man and a 58-year-old man, all with underlying health conditions.
The Metro Public Health Department said 584 people have died from a confirmed COVID-19 case. Including probable and confirmed cases, 623 deaths have been attributed to the virus.
MPHD released the following data on Davidson County's cases:
New cases per 100,000 people: 19.5
Seven-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests: 5.7
Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds: 18 percent
Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds: 15 percent
The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 1817 calls on Monday, February 22, 2021.
Total number of cases: 88,959
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 110
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COUNTY-BY-COUNTY CASES IN TENNESSEE
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.