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June 2 COVID-19 update: 24,375 total cases, 381 deaths in Tennessee

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Posted at 9:40 AM, Jun 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-02 15:02:20-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — An additional 821 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in statewide on Tuesday. Tennessee has had a total of 24,375 cases of the virus confirmed and 15,916 people have since recovered.

State health officials said 381 people have died and 1,792 people have been treated in a hospital for the virus.

There have been more than 460,000 tests for COVID-19 administered across the state.

Metro Public Health Department officials have confirmed 5,617 total cases of COVID-19 in Nashville/Davidson County, an increase of 100 in the past 24 hours.

The confirmed cases range in age from 1 month to 100 years. Health officials said an additional death was reported in Davidson County, a 65-year-old man with underlying health conditions.

Sixty-four people have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19 and 4,237 have recovered from the virus.


Available hospital beds: 28 percent
Available ICU beds: 26 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 177 calls on Monday, June 1, 2020.

Total number of cases: 5,617
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 100

Cases by sex
Male: 3,017
Female: 2,421
Unknown: 179

Total cases by age

Unknown
84
0-10
224
11-20
486
21-30
1,352
31-40
1,190
41-50
909
51-60
689
61-70
408
71-80
183
81+
92
Total
5,617
Recovered
4,237
Deaths
64
Total active cases
1,316

Metro Health also released the department's updated heat maps showing cumulative and active cases. The darker red color on the maps indicates areas with a higher numbers of cases.

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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.