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.
Every death related to the coronavirus is a tremendous loss for our community. We have passed 100 deaths in Davidson County. I extend my heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of every Nashvillian who has died, and I wish them peace as they remember their loved ones. pic.twitter.com/IGngMkeKNe— Mayor John Cooper (@JohnCooper4Nash) June 28, 2020
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:
Total Cases by age:
|Total active cases||2,487|
|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.