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June 28 COVID-19 update: 9,348 total cases, 106 deaths in Davidson County

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Posted at 9:41 AM, Jun 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-28 12:26:31-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Metro Health officials confirmed 122 more cases of COVID-19 on Sunday.

Including confirmed and probable cases, Davidson County has had a total of 9,348 cases since the outbreak began and 6,755 people have recovered.

More than 100 Nashvillians have died from COVID-19. Five additional deaths were reported on Sunday and 106 deaths in total have been attributed to COVID-19.

On Friday, the Metro Nashville Board of Health voted to require face masks in public. The policy will be drafted and go into effect by Sunday 5 p.m. requiring masks indoors and outdoors when social distancing is not possible.


Below is data released by MPHD on confirmed cases in Davidson County:

Cases by sex:
Male: 4,914
Female: 4,174
Unknown: 260

Total Cases by age:

Unknown434
0-10439
11-20872
21-302,221
31-401,871
41-501,415
51-601,020
61-70561
71-80306
81+209
Total9,348
Recovered6,755
Deaths106
Total active cases2,487

Total number of people testedTotal positive/probable casesTotal negative resultsPositive results as percentage of total
89,8199,34880,47110.4%

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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.