NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Tennessee Department of Health reported 891 additional cases of COVID-19 today, for a total of 30,432 cases statewide. They reported 3 additional deaths, for a total of 475.
Officials say 207 of all cases and 21 of all deaths are classified as probable.
Cases are deemed probable that do not test positive in a diagnostic test but may have tested positive in a different test such as an antibody or serologic. Probable cases can also be cases that were never tested but exhibited factors consistent with a COVID-19 infection, like symptoms or close contact of confirmed cases.
The department also reported 2,087 hospitalizations and 19,896 recoveries.
Earlier today, Metro public health officials reported 67 additional cases of COVID-19 in Davidson County.
In Davidson County, health officials have confirmed 6,873 cases since the outbreak began. Additionally, the health department said there have 12 probable cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases to 6,885.
The county has reported 80 people who had confirmed cases have died from COVID-19, and three other deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.
As of Sunday, 5,478 people have recovered from the virus.
Cases by sex
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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.