NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed 4,862 cases of COVID-19 in the state. They said 98 deaths have been reported.
TDH officials released the latest numbers Friday, saying there have been 536 hospitalizations and 1,145 have recovered from the virus.
Earlier in the day, Metro Public Health Department officials confirmed 1,224 cases of COVID-19 in Nashville/Davidson County, an increase of 84 cases in the past 48 hours. The death toll remains at 13.
Watch the full briefing below:
Dr. Alex Jahangir said the estimated number of cases reported on Thursday (1,231) have been adjusted after further review and confirmation.
The confirmed cases range in age from 2 months to 94 years. Jahangir said 44 people who have tested positive remain hospitalized, and 204 people have recovered from the virus.
The remaining cases are self-isolating at home and have mild and manageable symptoms. The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 186 calls on Thursday, April 9.
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"As we head into Easter weekend, I want to remind everyone that your social distancing efforts are paying off and saving lives. Nashville's public health policies will positively continue affect the curve. We are still in the critical time," Cooper said.
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.
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.
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COUNTY-BY-COUNTY CASES IN TENNESSEE
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.