NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Metro Public Health Department officials have confirmed a total of 5,285 COVID-19 cases in Nashville/Davidson County, an increase of 75 in the past 24 hours.
An additional death was reported in Davidson County, a 56-year-old man with underlying health conditions.
The confirmed cases range in age from 1 month to 100 years.
60 people have died in Davidson County and 3,958 individuals have recovered from the virus.
The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 159 calls on Friday, May 29, 2020.
Available hospital beds: 20 percent
Available ICU beds: 20 percent
Total number of cases: 5,285
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 75
Cases by sex
Total Cases by age
|Total active cases||1,267|
On Thursday, the Tennessee Department of Health confirmed 21,679 total cases across the state. The state said 356 Tennesseans have died from the virus and 14,632 people have recovered.
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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.