November 1 COVID-19 update: Tennessee reports 754 new cases

Metro reports 80 new cases in Nashville
Posted at 9:40 AM, Nov 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-01 15:31:55-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Tennessee Department of Health reported 754 new COVID-19 cases today and no additional deaths.

This brings the state's total case count to 261,426 so far, with 233,175 recoveries from the virus.

There have been 3,353 deaths statewide.

Current hospitalizations are at 1,296.

Earlier today Metro health officials reported 80 new COVID-19 cases.

In Davidson County, there has been a total of 34,980 cases reported since March, 2,316 of which remain active and 32,353 are now considered recovered.

However, the Tennessee Department of Health is updating its data system this weekend, which could impact Sunday's report. Metro health officials said due to this update, Sunday's case count may not reflect a full day of data.

Two additional coronavirus-related deaths were reported Sunday, a 90-year-old man and an 87-year-old man. The Metro Public Health Department has attributed 311 deaths to COVID-19.

Only three of Metro's key metrics for reopening are under the "green" status for an acceptable rate. For more information on Metro's key metrics, click here.

The seven-day positivity rate for COVID-19 tests on Sunday was 7.1%, a figure that has nearly doubled since October 1.

Below is data from MPHD on Davidson County's cases:

New cases per 100,000 people: 38.50
Seven-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests: 7.1
Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds: 14 percent
Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds: 11 percent

Cases by sex:
Male: 17,100
Female: 17,569
Unknown: 311

Cases by age:

Total active cases2,316

Total number of tests conductedTotal positive/probable resultsTotal negative resultsPositive results as percentage of total


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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.