July 1 COVID-19 update: 45,315 total cases, 609 deaths in Tennessee

Posted at 9:39 AM, Jul 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-01 17:03:59-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — An additional 1,806 cases of COVID-19 were reported statewide on Wednesday, the highest 24-hour increase for Tennessee.

Tennessee has had a total of 45,315 cases, including confirmed and probable, and 28,283 people are now considered recovered.

As of Wednesday, the state health department reported 609 deaths and 2,715 hospitalizations due to COVID-19. This is an increase of 12 deaths and 50 hospitalizations since the Tennessee Department of Health released its data on Tuesday.

Metro health officials announced 343 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday.

Davidson County has had a total of 10,148 cases reported since the outbreak began, which includes 12 probable cases.

Probable cases refer to those that do not test positive in a diagnostic test but might have tested positive in a different form of test like an antibody or serologic test. Probable cases also could refer to cases that were never tested but exhibited the factors consistent with a COVID-19 infection, like symptoms and close contacts of confirmed cases.

As of July 1, 7,119 residents are considered recovered from the virus.

In Davidson County, 105 people have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including both confirmed and probable cases, 108 deaths have been attributed to the virus.

The cases range in age from 1 month to 102 years.

Below is data released from the Metro Public Health Department on confirmed cases in Davidson County:

Available hospital beds: 22 percent
Available ICU beds: 18 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 267 calls on Tuesday, June 30, 2020.

Total number of cases: 10,148
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 343

Cases by sex
Male: 5,358
Female: 4,524
Unknown: 266

Total cases by age

Total active cases2,921

Cases by race
Asian 3.4%
Black/African American 13.2%
Other race 20.9%
Pending 24%
Two or more races 0.4%
Unknown 6.8%
White 30.5%

Deaths by race
Asian 3
Black/African American 44
Other 5
White 56

Metro Public Health also released the latest heat maps showing active cases and total cases (active, recovered and deceased) in the county.


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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.