NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Metro Public Health officials reported 364 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday. This brings Davidson County's total number of cases to 84,307.
Three new confirmed deaths and one new probable death were also reported. The confirmed deaths are of an 86-year-old man, a 70-year-old man and an 82-year-old man, all with underlying health conditions. The probable death is of a 62-year-old woman with a pending medical history.
As of today, 542 people in Davidson County have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including both confirmed and probable cases, 576 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.
Right now, there are 4,126 active cases and 79,605 are now considered to be inactive/recovered.
Metro also released the following data:
New cases per 100,000 people: 50.6
Seven-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests: 10.1
Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds: 14 percent
Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds: 10 percent
The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 887 calls on Friday, January 29, 2020.
Total number of cases: 84,307
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 364
Cases by sex
Cases by age
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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:
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Or at least two of the following symptoms:
- Repeated shaking with chills
- Muscle pain
- 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.