February 7 update: Tennessee reports 2,387 new cases, 6 deaths

Posted at 9:38 AM, Feb 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-07 15:29:09-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Tennessee Department of Health reported 2,387 additional COVID-19 cases Sunday, along with 6 new deaths.

This brings the state's total case count to 744,600. Today's percent positive rate is 7.67%.

So far 10,469 Tennesseans have lost their lives to the virus.

There are currently 1,314 patients hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19.

The state also reported 2,066 new recoveries in the past 24 hours.

Feb. 7 COVID-19

Earlier today Metro Public Health officials reported an increase of 361 cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. This brings the total number of cases in Davidson County to 86,370.

There are now 3,287 active cases, with 82,482 considered to be inactive or recovered.

There have been two new confirmed deaths reported in the past 24 hours, a 73-year-old man and a 92-year-old woman, both with underlying health conditions.

A total of 563 people in Davidson County have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including both confirmed and probable cases, 601 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.

Metro also reported the following data:

New cases per 100,000 people: 40.5
Seven-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests: 7.3

Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds: 17 percent
Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds: 12 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 107 calls on Saturday, February 6, 2021.

Total number of cases: 86,370
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 361

Cases by sex
Male: 40,873
Female: 44,747
Unknown: 750

Cases by age

Total active cases3,287


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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.