NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Tennessee Department of Health has reported 656 additional cases of COVID-19 across the state, bringing the total number of cases to 35,102.
TDOH officials released the most recent data Saturday, saying 34,854 of those reported cases are confirmed and 248 are probable. As of Sunday there have been 526 deaths, with 505 of those confirmed and 21 probable.
Earlier today Metro health officials confirmed an additional 66 cases of COVID-19 in Davidson County.
Davidson County has had a total of 8,052 cases of the virus since the outbreak began. This includes both confirmed cases and nine 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 tests 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 Sunday, 5,915 people in Davidson County have recovered from the novel coronavirus.
Metro health officials reported 90 COVID-19 related deaths.
Below is data released on cases that have been confirmed in Davidson County:
Cases by sex
|Total active cases||2,047|
|Total number of people tested||Total positive/probable cases||Total negative results||Positive results as percentage of total|
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COUNTY-BY-COUNTY CASES IN TENNESSEE
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.