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May 20 COVID-19 update: 18,532 total cases, 309 deaths in Tennessee

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Posted at 9:35 AM, May 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-20 15:01:51-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — An additional 154 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Tennessee on Wednesday, bringing the state's total number of cases since the outbreak began to 18,532.

As of May 20, 11,783 people in the state have recovered from the novel coronavirus and 354,013 tests for COVID-19 have been administered.

The state has reported a total of 309 deaths and 1,515 hospitalizations due to COVID-19.

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 Public Health Department officials have confirmed 4,504 total cases of COVID-19 in Nashville/Davidson County, an increase of 114 in the past 24 hours. Four additional deaths were also reported.

The confirmed cases range in age from 1 month to 100 years. Health officials said four additional deaths were reported in Davidson County – a 78-year-old woman, a 73-year-old man, a 54-year-old woman and a 67-year-old woman. All had underlying health conditions.

Fifty people have died in Davidson County and 3,097 have recovered from the virus.

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 168 calls on Tuesday, May 19, 2020.


Total number of cases: 4,504
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 114

MPHD testing by race/ethnicity

5/11/2020
5/13/2020
5/15/2020
Race
Negative
Positive
Negative
Positive
Negative
Positive
Total
Assessment Center %
Asian
0
1
0
0
0
0
1
0.1%
Black or African American
0
5
0
1
0
0
6
0.4%
Other Race
0
21
0
10
0
2
33
2.2%
Pending
531
20
535
79
142
87
1394
93.9%
Two or More Races
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0.0%
Unknown
0
4
0
1
0
0
5
0.3%
White
2
30
1
9
0
3
45
3.0%
Ethnicity








Pending
532
12
535
74
142
87
1382
93.1%
Hispanic
1
52
0
22
0
3
78
5.3%
Non-Hispanic
0
15
1
4
0
2
22
1.5%
Unknown
0
2
0
0
0
0
2
0.1%
Total
533
81
536
100
142
92
1484
100.0%

NDR COVID deaths by race

Number of Deaths
Number of Cases
Case Fatality Rate
Total
50
4504
1.1%
Race
Asian
1
267
0.4%
Black
19
566
3.4%
Other
4
609
0.7%
White
26
1532
1.7%

Cases by sex
Male: 2,378
Female: 1,959
Unknown: 167

Total cases by age

Unknown
134
0-10
134
11-20
353
21-30
1,096
31-40
909
41-50
709
51-60
568
61-70
358
71-80
162
81+
81
Total
4,504
Recovered
3,097
Deaths
50
Total active cases
1,357


Editor's Note: We are publishing updates to our COVID-19 count multiple times daily, but with a new story created each day to help track the growth of the virus in the state. Our latest reporting will always be at the top of our website at https://www.newschannel5.com. If this story is more than 24 hours old, (the date this story was published is available at the top of our story, just under the headline) please head to our homepage for our most accurate information.

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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.