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May 11 COVID-19 update: Metro reports 14 new cases, 4 additional deaths

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Posted at 9:34 AM, May 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-11 10:34:55-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Metro Health officials reported 14 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday. Four additional deaths were reported - an 81-year-old man, a 42-year-old woman, a 73-year-old man and a 60-year-old man.

In Davidson County, there has been a total of 98,620 reported cases, 96,703 of which are now considered recovered/inactive. Currently, there are 1,005 active cases in Metro Nashville.

The Metro Public Health Department said 824 Nashvillians have died from a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including probable and confirmed cases, 912 deaths have been attributed to the coronavirus.


MPHD released the following data on Davidson County's cases:

New cases per 100,000 people: 9.8
Seven-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests: 3.1
Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds: 14 percent
Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds: 15 percent

Cases by sex:
Male: 46,879
Female: 50,991
Unknown: 750

Cases by age:

Unknown132
0-104,892
11-2010,367
21-3027,413
31-4019,115
41-5012,971
51-6011,011
61-707,231
71-803,506
81+1,982
Total98,620
Inactive/Recovered96,703
Deaths912
Total active cases1,005

Total number of tests conductedTotal positive/probable resultsTotal negative resultsPositive results as percentage of total
1,223,903111,1741,112,7299.08%


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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.