NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — An additional 298 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Tennessee, bringing the state's overall total number of cases ever confirmed to 25,120.
In Tennessee, 16,643 people who had confirmed cases have since recovered from the virus.
The state has seen a total of 401 deaths and 1,855 hospitalizations due to COVID-19.
Metro Public Health Department officials have confirmed 5,831 total cases of COVID-19 in Nashville/Davidson County, an increase of 81 in the past 24 hours.
The confirmed cases range in age from 1 month to 100 years. An additional death was reported in Davidson County, a 53-year-old woman with underlying health conditions.
Sixty-six people have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19 and 4,448 individuals have recovered from the virus.
Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds: 21 percent
Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds: 23 percent
The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 115 calls on Wednesday, June 3, 2020.
Total number of cases: 5,831
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 81
Cases by sex
Total cases by age
|Total active cases||1,317|
Nashville Mayor John Cooper said for now, the city will continue with Phase Two of its reopening process, adding they will begin Phase Three as soon as it's safe.
“Today’s COVID-19 case count is relatively lower than the past few days, but our 14-day case average is showing a slight upward trend. Given the recent uptick in case numbers, we need more data to continue making well-informed public health decisions. We will continue Phase Two of the Roadmap for Reopening Nashville while examining our public health benchmarks every day, with a goal of starting Phase Three as soon as it’s safely possible.”
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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.