January 13 COVID-19 update: Tennessee reports 4,625 new cases, 137 deaths

Metro reports 288 new cases, one additional death
Posted at 9:36 AM, Jan 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-13 17:02:58-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF)  — The Tennessee Department of Health reported 4,625 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing the total number of cases to 665,449.

Of the total cases, 588,974 people are now considered recovered while 68,377 cases remain active.

One hundred thirty-seven additional Tennesseans have died from the virus. TDH has attributed 8,148 deaths to COVID-19.

Hospitals statewide reported 3,029 active COVID-19 patients overnight.

Metro Public Health officials reported 288 new cases of COVID-19 and one additional death.

This brings Davidson County's total number of cases to 77,401. Right now, there are 6,868 active cases and 70,013 are now considered to be inactive/recovered.

Health officials said one new probable death has been reported in the past 24 hours, an 84-year-old woman with underlying health conditions. There have been no new confirmed deaths reported in the past 24 hours.

As of Wednesday, 490 people in Davidson County have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including both confirmed and probable cases, 520 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.

New cases per 100,000 people: 86.2
Seven-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests: 18.0

Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds: 14 percent
Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds: 6 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 1,589 calls on Tuesday, January 12, 2020.

Total number of cases: 77,401
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 288

Cases by sex
Male: 36,584
Female: 40,084
Unknown: 733

Cases by Race
Asian 2.0%
Black or African American 18.0%
Other Race 13.7%
Pending 8.0%
Two or More Races 0.3%
Unknown 15.0%
White 43.0%

Deaths by Race
Asian 13
Black or African American 159
Other 33
White 310
Pending 5

Deaths by Zip Code

37013 56
37211 54
37115 43
37207 34
37215 18
37216 17
37076 20
37221 14
37214 17
37218 15
37210 14
37209 13
37138 15
37072 12
37206 10
37205 10
37217 10

Cases by age

Total active cases6,868


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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.