April 7 COVID-19 update: 4,138 confirmed cases, 72 deaths reported in Tennessee

Posted at 8:54 AM, Apr 07, 2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — There are 4,138 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Tennessee and 72 people have died as a result of the virus, according to the Tennessee Department of Health.

Statewide, 408 have been hospitalized and 466 have recovered. There have been 52,874 tests conducted in Tennessee.

Davidson County continues to have the highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state. Metro Public Health Department officials have confirmed 1,075 COVID-19 cases and three additional deaths in Davidson County.

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.

Watch the full Metro Nashville briefing below:

Tuesday's numbers represent an increase of 41 cases in the past 24 hours. The confirmed cases range in age from 2 months to 85 years.

Health officials have also confirmed three additional COVID-19 related deaths, bringing the county's total to nine. The deaths occurred in a 72-year old man, a 62-year old man, and a 78-year old man.

Thirty-six individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 remain hospitalized, and 133 individuals have recovered from the virus. The remaining cases are self-isolating at home and have mild and manageable symptoms.

Total number of cases: 1,075
Number of cases confirmed today: 41
Total number of cases: 1,075
Cases by sex
Male: 492
Female: 545
Unknown: 38
Female: 545
Total Cases by age

Total Cases by age

Total active cases

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 381 calls on Monday, April 6, 2020.

Dr. Jahangir also discussed the Nashville COVID-19 heatmap, which represents the total number of confirmed cases that have been reported to the Metro Public Health Department. The darker red color on the map indicates areas with higher numbers of cases. The data is current through April 6.

Dr. Jahangir said models indicate the peak for our region will likely happen in about two to three weeks.

"Obviously those models are being updated... but I still believe that we are on the upward trend. I still believe the next two to three weeks will be the most tough for our city but I do think that we have hopefully flattened the curve some and it may not be as bad as we've been saying," said Jahangir. "But stay the course, that's my take-home message here. We can reverse all of our good work by just forgetting about it."

On Monday, the Tennessee Department of Health confirmed 3,802 cases of COVID-19 in Tennessee. Sixty-five people have died as a result of the virus.

Statewide, 352 have been hospitalized and 356 have recovered. There have been 47,350 tests conducted in Tennessee.

Davidson County continues to have the highest number of confirmed cases in the state.

Nashville has three Community Assessment Centers for COVID-19:

  • Nissan Stadium Lot “N”, 1 Titans Way, Nashville, TN 37213
  • Meharry Medical College 918 21st Ave North, Nashville, TN 37208
  • Residents must first call to receive an initial assessment by a public health professional. Callers can also access recorded messages, which provide the latest information about COVID-19 and details about the Safer at Home Order.

The hotline number is 615-862-7777 and is available from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week in both Spanish and English.

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 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.


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.