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January 31 COVID-19 update: Tennessee reports 3,119 new cases, 76 new deaths

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Posted at 9:34 AM, Jan 31, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-31 16:11:12-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Tennessee Department of Health reported 3,119 new COVID-19 cases and 76 additional deaths Sunday.

This brings the state's total case count to 727,861. Today's percent positive rate was 8.52%.

So far 9,650 Tennesseans have died from the virus.

There are currently 1,574 patients hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19.

The state also reported 2,448 recoveries in the past 24 hours.

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Jan. 31 COVID-19 update

Earlier today Metro health officials reported 244 new cases of COVID-19. No additional deaths were reported.

In Davidson County, there has been a total of 84,511 cases reported, 79,836 of which are now considered recovered or inactive. As of Sunday, 4,139 cases remain active in Metro Nashville.

The Metro Public Health Department said 542 people have died from a confirmed COVID-19 case. Including probable and confirmed cases, 576 deaths have been attributed to the virus.

MPHD has released the following data on cases in Davidson County:


New cases per 100,000 people: 54.2
Seven-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests: 10.0
Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds: 18 percent
Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds: 12 percent

Cases by sex:
Male: 40,046
Female: 43,757
Unknown: 748

Cases by age:

Unknown138
0-103,969
11-208,540
21-3023,716
31-4016,453
41-5011,244
51-609,479
61-706,198
71-803,073
81+1,761
Total84,511
Inactive/Recovered79,836
Deaths576
Total active cases4,139

Total number of tests conductedTotal positive/probable resultsTotal negative resultsPositive results as percentage of total
924,26197,091827,17010.50%


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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.