June 11 COVID-19 update: 28,340 total cases, 441 deaths in Tennessee

Posted at 9:16 AM, Jun 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-11 15:04:46-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Tennessee has confirmed a total of 28,340 cases of COVID-19 and 18,922 people are now considered recovered. This is an increase of 471 cases confirmed on Thursday.

The state has reported 441 deaths and 2,011 hospitalizations due to the virus.

More than 535,000 people have been tested in Tennessee.

Nashville Mayor John Cooper says the city will remain in Phase 2 of its reopening process amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cooper said while the majority of Metro's public health metrics remain satisfactory, the 14-day new case average remains slightly elevated. For now, the city will stay in Phase 2 of its reopening.

"The level of cases in Southeast Nashville warrants further attention, and I have instructed the Metro Public Health Department to concentrate its efforts there. We will continue with Phase Two while carefully observing our public health data every day," said Cooper.

Dr. Alex Jahangir said that even though Metro is staying in Phase 2, that doesn’t mean the city is regressing or has to go back to Phase 1.

“It just means that we’re staying at status quo a little longer and watching a few more data points,” he added.

Metro Public Health Department officials confirmed 6,627 total cases of COVID-19 in Nashville/Davidson County, an increase of 56 in the past 24 hours.

One additional death was reported in Davidson County, a 46-year old male with underlying health conditions. Eighty people have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19 and 5,110 have recovered from the virus.

Available hospital beds: 22 percent
Available ICU beds: 23 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 145 calls on Tuesday, June 10, 2020.

Total number of cases: 6,627Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 56

Cases by sex
Male: 3,534
Female: 2,894
Unknown: 199

Total cases by age

Total active cases1,437

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On Wednesday, the Tennessee Department of Health confirmed 27,869 total cases across the state. The department said 436 people have died statewide and 18,516 have 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.


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.