August 4 COVID-19 update: Tennessee reports 1,805 new cases, 25 additional deaths in 24 hours

Metro reports 109 new cases, 4 additional deaths
Posted at 8:56 AM, Aug 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-04 18:02:40-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Tennessee Department of Health reported 1,805 additional cases of COVID-19 Tuesday, bringing the statewide total to 112,441. Although the state saw a drop in active cases, the department reported 25 additional deaths in the past 24 hours.

TDOH officials said of the state's total cases, 111,101 are confirmed and 1,340 are probable. As of Monday, the state had reported 1,117 total deaths.

Earlier in the day, Metro Nashville Public Health officials reported 109 new cases in the past 24 hours. Four additional deaths were reported in Davidson County.

Including both confirmed and probable cases, Metro officials announced a total of 21,879 cases. Of those, 21,839 are confirmed. The cases range in age from 1 month to 102 years.

Officials said four additional confirmed deaths have been reported in the past 24 hours, a 71-year-old woman, a 77-year-old man, a 78-year-old woman and a 79-year-old woman, all with underlying health conditions.

As of Tuesday, 190 people in Davidson County have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including both confirmed and probable cases, 199 deaths have been attributed to the virus.

So far, 18,174 individuals have recovered from the virus.

Available hospital beds: 19 percent
Available ICU beds: 15 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 63 calls on Monday, August 3, 2020.

Total number of cases: 21,879
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 109

Cases by sex
Male: 10,942
Female: 10,648
Unknown: 289

Total Cases by age

Total active cases3,506

On Tuesday, Metro also released its updated heat maps, which show cumulative cases (active, recovered, and deceased) and active cases as of August 3.

Watch Tuesday's full briefing below:

On Monday, the Tennessee Department of Health reported 1,009 new cases, bringing the state's total number of cases to 110,636. The department said 19 additional deaths were reported.


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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.