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January 10 COVID-19 update: Tennessee reports 7,419 new cases, 81 new deaths

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Posted at 9:34 AM, Jan 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-10 15:04:55-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Tennessee Department of Health reported 7,419 new COVID cases and 81 additional deaths on Sunday.

This brings the state's total case count to 653,869. So far 7,785 Tennesseans have died from the virus.

The state also reported 4,555 new recoveries in the last 24 hours.

There are currently 3,085 patients hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Earlier today Metro health officials reported 694 new COVID-19 cases. Six additional deaths were also reported in Metro Nashville, an 82-year-old woman, a 74-year-old woman, a 65-year-old man, a 96-year-old man, a 90-year-old man and a 73-year-old man.

Davidson County has reported a total of 75,879 cases, 67,308 of which are now considered recovered or inactive. As of Sunday, 8,057 cases remain active in Nashville - an all-time high.

The Metro Public Health Department said 486 people have died from a confirmed COVID-19 case. Including probable and confirmed cases, 514 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.

Below is data from MPHD on cases in Davidson County:


New cases per 100,000 people: 103.1
Seven-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests: 20.0
Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds: 13 percent
Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds: 7 percent

Cases by sex:
Male: 35,906
Female: 39,257
Unknown: 716

Cases by age:

Unknown118
0-103,519
11-207,602
21-3021,522
31-4014,884
41-5010,083
51-608,413
61-705,453
71-802,705
81+1,580
Total75,879
Inactive/Recovered67,308
Deaths514
Total active cases8,057

Total number of tests conductedTotal positive/probable resultsTotal negative resultsPositive results as percentage of total
847,32488,100759,22410.40%


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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.

Prevention

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.