NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed 318 additional cases of COVID-19, bringing the state's total number of cases to 17,288. The department said 295 deaths have been reported.
TDOH officials released the latest information on Saturday, saying there have been 1,474 hospitalizations. Of those who've tested positive, 9,529 have recovered.
Earlier in the day, the Metro Public Health Department confirmed 4,049 total cases in Nashville/Davidson County, an increase of 41 in the past 24 hours.
The confirmed cases range in age from 1 month to 99 years. Health officials said 43 people have died and 2,811 have recovered from the virus.
The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 202 calls on Friday, May 15, 2020.
Total number of cases: 4,049
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 41
Cases by sex
Total Cases by age
|Total active cases||1,195|
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.
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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.