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June 6 COVID-19 update: 26,071 total cases, 417 deaths in Tennessee

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Posted at 9:39 AM, Jun 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-06 17:57:51-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Tennessee Department of Health officials say Tennessee has had a total of 26,071 COVID-19 cases as of June 6, 2020, an increase of 551 cases from the day before. A total of 417 people have died as a result of the virus and they reported 1,923 hospitalizations with 17,124 recoveries.

Metro Public Health Department officials have confirmed a total of 6,032 COVID-19 cases in Nashville/Davidson County, an increase of 132 in the past 24 hours. No additional deaths were reported.

The confirmed cases range in age from 1 month to 100 years old.

70 people have died in Davidson County and 4,480 individuals have recovered from the virus.


Available hospital beds: 25 percent
Available ICU beds: 25 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 125 calls on Friday, June 5, 2020.

Total number of cases: 6,032
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 132

Cases by sex
Male: 3,248
Female: 2,587
Unknown: 197

Total Cases by age

Unknown
64
0-10
261
11-20
529
21-30
1,474
31-40
1,278
41-50
966
51-60
741
61-70
423
71-80
192
81+
104
Total
6,032
Recovered
4,480
Deaths
70
Total active cases
1,482

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.