NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Tennessee Department of Health reported 1,519 new cases on Thursday, bringing the total number of known cases to 806,011.
Of the total cases, 780,438 are now considered recovered while 13,777 remain active. Thursday's rate of positive new tests is 6.49%.
Four additional Tennesseans have died from COVID-19. TDH has attributed 11,796 deaths to the coronavirus so far.
Hospitals statewide reported 815 current COVID-19 patients overnight.
Metro Public Health officials reported 149 new cases of COVID-19 and three additional deaths.
This brings Davidson County's total number of cases to 93,585; 90,793 of which are now considered to be inactive/recovered. Right now, there are 1,930 active cases in Metro.
Health officials said there have been three new confirmed deaths reported in the past 24 hours -- a 71-year-old woman, a 62-year-old woman and a 55-year-old woman, all with underlying health conditions.
As of Thursday, 776 Davidson County residents have died from a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including probable cases, 862 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.
Metro also gave its weekly COVID update today. This week's briefing comes after Metro's mass vaccination event on Saturday. More than 10,000 received the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine at Nissan Stadium. So far, more than 20% of Davidson County residents have gotten at least their first dose of the vaccine.
Now that more than 20% of Davidson County residents have received their first dose of the vaccine, Nashville will ease some of its COVID restrictions at 12:01 a.m. Friday.
New cases per 100,000 people: 21.0
Seven-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests: 5.0
Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds: 13 percent
Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds: 15 percent
The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 575 calls on Wednesday, March 24, 2021.
Total number of cases: 93,585
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 149
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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:
- 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.