January 11 COVID-19 update: 3,527 additional COVID-19 cases and 80 deaths

Active cases in Davidson County at record-high 8,531
Posted at 9:35 AM, Jan 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-11 17:27:20-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Tennessee Department of Health reported 3,527 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, bringing the total number of cases in the state to 657,396.

Of those cases, 568,910 are now considered recovered. Monday's rate of positive tests is 16.93%.

Eighty additional Tennesseans have died from COVID-19. TDH has attributed a total of 7,865 deaths to the virus.

Hospitals statewide reported 3,079 active COVID-19 patients overnight.

Metro health officials reported 854 new cases of COVID-19 and four additional deaths.

Davidson County has reported a total of 76,733 cases, 67,684 of which are now considered recovered or inactive. As of Monday, 8,531 cases remain active in Metro Nashville -- an all-time high.

Health officials said four new confirmed deaths have been reported in the past 24 hours, a 72-year-old man and a 50-year-old woman with pending medical histories, along with a 97-year-old woman and a 72-year-old man with underlying health conditions.

The Metro Public Health Department said 490 people have died from a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including probable and confirmed cases, 518 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.

Below is data from MPHD on cases in Davidson County:

New cases per 100,000 people: 96.1
Seven-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests: 19.0

Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds: 16 percent
Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds: 8 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 106 calls on Sunday, January 10, 2020.

Total number of cases: 76,733
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 854

Cases by sex
Male: 36,283
Female: 39,725
Unknown: 725

Cases by age

Total active cases8,531


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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.