June 9 COVID-19 update: 27,575 total cases, 435 deaths in Tennessee

Posted at 9:39 AM, Jun 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-09 15:01:56-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — An additional 631 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Tennessee on Tuesday, bringing the state's overall total since the outbreak began to 27,575.

The Tennessee Department of Health said 18,013 people have since recovered from the virus.

As of Tuesday, 435 people have died and 1,974 have been hospitalized due to COVID-19.

The state has administered more than 520,000 tests for the novel coronavirus.

Metro Public Health Department officials have confirmed 6,412 total cases of COVID-19 in Nashville/Davidson County, an increase of 184 in the past 24 hours.

The confirmed cases range in age from 1 month to 100 years. An additional death was reported in Davidson County, an 81-year-old man. Health officials said it's currently unknown if he had any underlying health conditions.

Seventy-three people have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19 and 4,897 have recovered from the virus.

Metro also released the latest heat maps for this week showing cumulative and active cases across the county.

One heatmap is cumulative (active, recovered, and deceased) and the other includes only active cases. Both graphics are updated as of June 6, 2020. The darker red color on the maps indicates areas with higher numbers of cases.

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 223 calls on Monday, June 8, 2020.

Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds: 30 percent
Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds: 31 percent

Total number of cases: 6,412
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 184

Cases by sex
Male: 3,434
Female: 2,778
Unknown: 200

Total cases by age:

Total active cases1,442


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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.


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.