NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed an additional 395 COVID-19 cases, bringing the state's total number to 19,789. The department said 329 deaths have been reported statewide.
TDOH officials said as of Saturday, there have been 1,573 hospitalizations and 12,745 have recovered from the virus.
Earlier in the day, Metro Public Health Department officials confirmed a total of 4,683 COVID-19 cases in Nashville/Davidson County, an increase of 87 in the past 24 hours. An additional death was also reported.
The confirmed cases range in age from 1 month to 100 years. Health officials said an additional death was reported, a 59-year-old man who had underlying health conditions.
Fifty-three people have died in Davidson County and 3,508 individuals have recovered from the virus.
The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 166 calls on Friday, May 22, 2020.
Total number of cases: 4,683
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 87
Cases by sex
Total Cases by age
|Total active cases||1,122|
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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.