July 6 COVID-19 update: 52,155 total cases, 653 deaths in Tennessee

Metro reports second-highest single-day total
Posted at 9:37 AM, Jul 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-06 15:05:32-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — An additional 724 COVID-19 cases were reported statewide on Monday.

The Tennessee Department of Health said there have been a total of 52,155 cases in the state, including both confirmed and probable, and 31,020 people are now considered recovered.

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 Monday, 653 deaths attributed to the virus have been reported and 2,987 people have been hospitalized.

More than 900,000 COVID-19 tests have been administered in the state.

In Nashville, Metro health officials reported an additional 434 COVID-19 cases on Monday.

This is the second-highest single-day total reported for the Metro area. The highest was 608 new cases on July 2.

Including both confirmed and 13 probable cases, Davidson County has had a total of 12,203 cases since the outbreak began and 8,015 Nashvillians have since recovered.

One-hundred seventeen people have died from the virus, 114 of which had a confirmed case and three others whose deaths are attributed to COVID-19.

As of Monday, 27% of hospital beds remain available and 26% of ICU beds remain available.

Below is data released from MPHD on Davidson County's coronavirus cases:

Cases by sex
Male: 6,365
Female: 5,597
Unknown: 241

Total cases by age

Total active cases4,071

Total number of people testedTotal positive/probable casesTotal negative resultsPositive results as percentage of total


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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.