NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — An additional 1,212 cases of COVID-19 were reported in Tennessee on Tuesday.
The Tennessee Department of Health has reported a total of 43,509 cases since the outbreak began, with 348 of those cases being probable, and 27,599 people are now considered 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.
As of Tuesday, 604 Tennesseans have died and 2,665 have been hospitalized for COVID-19. This is an increase of 12 deaths and 66 hospitalizations in the last 24 hours.
Metro Public Health Department officials reported 457 additional cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday. That number reflects two days of data after a unexpected shutdown of the state's surveillance system prevented Metro from releasing Monday's numbers.
Including both confirmed and probable cases, MPHD officials announced a total of 9,805 cases. Of those, 9,794 are confirmed cases.
Of those 457 new cases, 42 are tied to testing at the Davidson County Sherriff’s Office Facility.
The cases range in age from 1 month to 102 years.
Health officials said there have been two new confirmed deaths reported in the past 48 hours, an 89-year-old male and a 50-year-old male, both of whom underlying health conditions.
As of Tuesday, 105 people in Davidson County have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including both confirmed and probable cases, 108 deaths have been attributed to the virus.
So far, 7,014 individuals have recovered.
Total number of cases: 9,805
Cases reported in the past 48 hours: 457
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NEW THIS MORNING: The number of TN counties with unacceptable rates of #COVID19 transmission continues to grow. Latest adds: Smith and Sumner in Middle Tennessee, Haywood and Lauderdale in West. This is metric used to determine if long-term care facilities can have visitation. pic.twitter.com/hRRemr4ku0— Phil Williams (@NC5PhilWilliams) June 30, 2020
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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.