March 30 COVID-19 update: Tennessee reports 837 new cases, 28 additional deaths

Metro reports 112 new cases, 2 additional deaths
Posted at 9:35 AM, Mar 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-30 17:23:30-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Tennessee Department of Health reported 837 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the total number of known cases in the state to 810,529.

Of the total cases, 785,678 are now considered recovered while 12,957 remain active. Tuesday's rate of positive new tests is 6.63%.

Twenty-eight additional Tennesseans have died from COVID-19. TDH has attributed 11,894 deaths to the virus so far.

Hospitals statewide reported 816 current COVID-19 patients overnight.

Metro Public Health officials reported 112 new cases of COVID-19 and two additional deaths.

This brings Davidson County's total number of cases to 94,263; 91,480 of those are now considered to be inactive/recovered. Right now, there are 1,914 active cases.

Health officials said there have been two new confirmed deaths reported in the past 24 hours -- a 70-year-old man and a 77-year-old woman, both with underlying health conditions.

As of Tuesday, 783 Davidson County residents have died from a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including probable cases, 869 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.

Metro also released the following data:

New cases per 100,000 people: 20.6
Seven-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests: 5.2

Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds: 14 percent
Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds: 15 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 564 calls on Monday, March 29, 2021.

Total number of cases: 94,263
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 112

Cases by sex
Male: 44,796
Female: 48,681
Unknown: 786

Cases by age

Total active cases1,914


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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.