NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — An additional 799 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Tennessee on Thursday.
Statewide there has been a total of 38,034 cases reported, including confirmed and probable, and 25,280 Tennesseans have since recovered.
As of Thursday, 567 COVID-19-related deaths and 2,431 hospitalizations were reported by the Tennessee Department of Health.
Metro Public Health officials have reported 239 additional cases of COVID-19 in Nashville/Davidson County.
Including both confirmed and probable cases, health officials announced a total of 8,644 cases. The cases range in age from 1 month to 102 years. So far, 6,352 individuals have 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.
There have been four confirmed deaths reported in the past 24 hours, a 71-year-old male, a 76-year-old male, a 78-year-old male and a 94-year old female. Metro health officials say a medical history for each case is still pending.
Ninety-six people have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including both confirmed and probable cases, 99 deaths have been attributed to the virus.
Since Monday, nine people have died from the virus.
Dr. Alex Jahangir said while the city's 14-day rolling average is up, the daily average has stayed the same since Monday. He also again encouraged everyone to wear a mask in public, saying it's one of the most important things one can do to slow the spread of the virus.
Dr. Gil Wright, Associate Medical Director for the Metro Public Health Department, said more than 80% of infections come from households. The industries most impacted by the virus include construction, food plants and healthcare.
Dr. Wright said Phase 3 will last at least 28 days so they can monitor the number of cases before moving on to Phase 4.
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Metro officials also released the following data:
Available hospital beds: 19 percent
Available ICU beds: 22 percent
The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 228 calls on Wednesday, June 24, 2020.
Total number of cases: 8,644
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 239
Cases by sex
Total cases by age
|Total active cases||2,193|
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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.