January 25 COVID-19 update: Tennessee reports 1,710 new cases, 111 additional deaths

Metro reports 368 new cases, ICU bed availability at 9%
Posted at 9:36 AM, Jan 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-25 16:58:49-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Tennessee Department of Health reported 1,710 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, bringing the total reported in the state to 710,427.

Of the total cases, 657,031 are now considered recovered while 44,426 remain active. Monday's rate of positive tests is 11.98%

One hundred eleven additional Tennesseans have died from COVID-19. TDH said a total of 8,970 deaths have been attributed to the virus.

Hospitals statewide reported 2,068 active COVID-19 patients overnight.

Metro health officials reported 368 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday. No additional deaths were reported.

In Davidson County, a total of 82,856 cases have been reported and 76,872 are now considered inactive or recovered. There are now 5,430 active cases in Metro Nashville, which is up slightly following a steady decline over the last two weeks.

The Metro Public Health Department said 522 people have died from a confirmed COVID-19 case. Including probable and confirmed cases, 554 deaths have been attributed to the virus.

Metro also released the following data:

New cases per 100,000 people: 66.4
Seven-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests: 13.5

Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds: 17 percent
Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds: 9 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 182 calls on Sunday, January 24, 2020.

Total number of cases: 82,856
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 368

Cases by sex
Male: 39,217
Female: 42,886
Unknown: 753

Cases by age

Total active cases5,430


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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.