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June 1 COVID-19 update: 23,554 total cases, 367 deaths in Tennessee

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Posted at 9:20 AM, Jun 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-01 15:04:20-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — An additional 548 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Tennessee on Monday.

The state has seen a total of 23,554 cases confirmed since the outbreak began, but 15,564 Tennesseans have since recovered.

A total of 367 COVID-19-related deaths have been reported and the Tennessee Department of Health said 1,767 people have been hospitalized with the virus.

Metro Public Health Department officials have confirmed 5,517 total cases of COVID-19 in Nashville/Davidson County, an increase of 132 in the past 24 hours.

The confirmed cases range in age from 1 month to 100 years. Health officials said 63 people have died after a confirmed case of coronavirus and 4,165 individuals have recovered from the virus.

Dr. Alex Jahangir was asked if people who attended Saturday's peaceful rally in Nashville should be tested for the virus. Jahangir said because the event was outside and most people were wearing face masks, he did not think it was necessary for attendees to be tested.

However, if you begin showing symptoms or have concerns, you can be tested. He said you can always self-isolate, adding that people normally become symptomatic five to 10 days after exposure -- that number can sometimes be up to 14 days.


Available hospital beds: 31 percent
Available ICU beds: 28 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 38 calls on Saturday, May 31, 2020.

Total number of cases: 5,517
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 132

Cases by sex
Male: 2,967
Female: 2,372
Unknown: 178

Total cases by age

Unknown
7
0-10
229
11-20
479
21-30
1,356
31-40
1,186
41-50
903
51-60
686
61-70
399
71-80
180
81+
92
Total
5,517
Recovered
4,165
Deaths
63
Total active cases
1,289

On Sunday, the Tennessee Department of Health confirmed 23,006 total cases statewide. As of Sunday, 364 deaths had been reported across the state and 15,300 had recovered.

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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.