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June 5 COVID-19 update: 25,520 total cases, 408 deaths in Tennessee

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Posted at 9:41 AM, Jun 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-05 23:45:26-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed 400 additional cases of COVID-19, bringing the state's total number of cases to 25,520. The department said 408 deaths have been reported statewide.

TDOH officials released the latest numbers on Friday, saying there have been 1,893 hospitalizations and 16,925 have recovered.

The department also said that 69 additional Lake County cases were reclassified as “not a case” today because they had previously tested positive. TDH only counts positives once.

Earlier in the day, Metro Public Health Department officials confirmed 5,900 total cases of COVID-19 in Nashville/Davidson County, an increase of 69 in the past 24 hours.

The confirmed cases range in age from 1 month to 100 years. Health officials said four additional deaths were reported in Davidson County, a 58-year-old man, a 69-year-old woman, a 79-year-old man and an 89-year-old man, all of whom had underlying health conditions.

Seventy people have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19 and 4,468 individuals have recovered from the virus.


Available hospital beds: 22 percent
Available ICU beds: 24 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 124 calls on Thursday, June 4, 2020.

Total number of cases: 5,900
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 69

Cases by sex
Male: 3,184
Female: 2,530
Unknown: 186

Total Cases by age

Unknown
13
0-10
256
11-20
520
21-30
1,456
31-40
1,262
41-50
952
51-60
728
61-70
421
71-80
190
81+
102
Total
5,900
Recovered
4,468
Deaths
70
Total active cases
1,362

On Thursday, the Tennessee Department of Health confirmed 25,120 total cases across the state. The state has seen a total of 401 deaths and 1,855 hospitalizations due to COVID-19.

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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.