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June 16 COVID-19 update: 31,830 total cases, 493 deaths in Tennessee

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Posted at 9:43 AM, Jun 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-16 15:07:20-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed an additional 670 cases of COVID-19, bringing the state's total number of cases to 31,830. The department said 493 deaths had been reported across the state.

TDOH officials said Tuesday that of the state's total 31,830 cases, 218 were probable cases and 31,612 were confirmed.

Cases that are deemed probable have not tested positive in a diagnostic test but may have tested positive in a different test such as an antibody or serologic test. Probable cases can also be cases that were never tested but exhibited factors consistent with an infection, like symptoms or close contact with a confirmed case.

Statewide, there have been 2,146 hospitalizations and 20,710 have recovered from the virus.

Earlier in the day, Metro health officials confirmed an additional 172 cases of COVID-19 in Davidson County. The Metro Public Health Department said the majority of these cases were from tests conducted in early June, but are now being reported due to a lab delay.

Davidson County has had a total of 7,345 cases since the outbreak began, which includes both confirmed and probable cases.

Cases that are deemed probable have not tested positive in a diagnostic test but may have tested positive in a different test such as an antibody or serologic test. Probable cases can also be cases that were never tested but exhibited factors consistent with an infection, like symptoms or close contact with a confirmed case.

As of Tuesday, 5,552 people in Davidson County have recovered from the coronavirus.

Metro health officials said 88 people have died from COVID-19, an increase of five deaths in the last 24 hours.

The health department releases weekly updated heatmaps which show the ZIP code of residents who have tested positive for COVID-19.

The heatmap below shows the ZIP code of cases active as of publication:

This heatmap shows the ZIP code of all cases that have been confirmed since the outbreak began:


Below are specific data on cases in Davidson County provided by MPHD:

Cases by sex
Male: 3,907
Female: 3,229
Unknown: 221

Unknown434
0-10320
11-20625
21-301,688
31-401,485
41-501,105
51-60839
61-70474
71-80237
81+150
Total7,357
Recovered5,552
Deaths88
Total active cases1,717

Total number of people testedTotal positive/probable casesTotal negative resultsPositive results as percentage of total
75,5647,35768,2079.7%


On Monday, the Tennessee Department of Health said the state has had a total of 31,160 cases and 483 COVID-19-related deaths.

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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.