NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — An additional 260 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Tennessee on Wednesday. There have been a total of 16,370 confirmed cases statewide since the outbreak began.
The Tennessee Department of Health reports as of Wednesday, 273 people have died and 8,624 people have recovered from the novel coronavirus. This is an increase of nine deaths and 288 recoveries in the last 24 hours.
There have been a total of 1,388 people hospitalized with COVID-19. The state has tested almost 293,000 people.
Current county-by-county numbers are available in the map below this story, updated daily after 2 p.m. These numbers may not add up the total number, as the daily reports from the Tennessee Department of Health often have dozens of cases that have yet been linked to a county.
Metro health officials confirmed an additional 94 cases of COVID-19 in Davidson County on Wednesday, bringing the total number of cases since the outbreak began to 3,879.
As of Wednesday, 38 residents have died and 2,339 have recovered from the virus. This is one additional death in the last 24 hours.
Mayor John Cooper and the Nashville coronavirus task force will not hold a live update on the virus on Wednesday, but below is detailed information on the total cases in Davidson County.
Cases by sex
Total Cases by age
|Total active cases||1,502|
|Total number of tests administered||Total positive results||Total negative results||Positive results as percentage of total|
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COUNTY-BY-COUNTY CASES IN TENNESSEE
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:
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Or at least two of the following symptoms:
- Repeated shaking with chills
- Muscle pain
- 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.