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May 10 COVID-19 update: TDH reports 382 new COVID-19 cases, 19 new deaths as active case count drops

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Posted at 9:37 AM, May 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-10 18:00:05-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Tennessee Department of Health reports an increase of 382 COVID-19 cases and 19 deaths within the last 24 hours.

The total number of cases in Tennessee is now 854,360.

Of the total cases, 832,600 are now considered recovered while 9,484 remain active.

Nineteen additional Tennesseans have died from COVID-19. TDH has attributed 12,276 deaths to the coronavirus so far.

Metro health officials reported 93 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 72 hours. One additional death was reported, a 76-year-old man with existing health conditions.

In Davidson County, there has been a total of 98,606 cases reported, 96,611 of which are now considered recovered/inactive. Currently, 1,087 remain active, which is the lowest level of 2021 so far.

The Metro Public Health Department said 820 Nashvillians have died from a confirmed COVID-19 case. Including probable and confirmed cases, 908 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.


MPHD released the following data on cases in Davidson County:
New cases per 100,000 people: 9.9
Seven-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests: 3.1
Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds: 17 percent
Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds: 15 percent

Cases by sex:
Male: 46,875
Female: 50,981
Unknown: 750

Cases by age:

Unknown128
0-104,891
11-2010,367
21-3027,413
31-4019,111
41-5012,968
51-6011,011
61-707,230
71-803,504
81+1,983
Total98,606
Inactive/Recovered96,611
Deaths908
Total active cases1,087

Total number of tests conductedTotal positive/probable resultsTotal negative resultsPositive results as percentage of total
1,222,233111,1451,111,0889.09%


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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.