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November 22 COVID-19 update: Tennessee reports 4,589 new cases, 55 additional deaths

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Posted at 9:34 AM, Nov 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-22 15:03:33-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Tennessee Department of Health reported 4,589 new COVID-19 cases today, along with 55 additional deaths.

This brings the state's total COVID case count to 340,076. So far 4,266 Tennesseans have lost their lives to the virus.

The state also reported 2,065 current hospitalizations.

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Nov. 22 COVID-19 Update
Tennessee Department of Health

Earlier today Metro Health officials reported 391 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of cases reported in Davidson County to 42,995.

Of the total cases, 39,101 people are now considered recovered from the virus and 3,538 cases remain active.

No additional deaths were reported on Sunday. As of November 22, 343 people with a confirmed COVID-19 case have died. Including confirmed and probable cases, 356 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19 in Davidson County.

Below is data from the Metro Public Health Department on Davidson County's cases:


New cases per 100,000 people: 60.12
Seven-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests: 10.5
Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds: 15 percent
Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds: 8 percent

Cases by sex:
Male: 20,858
Female: 21,785
Unknown: 352

Cases by age:

Unknown74
0-102,017
11-204,747
21-3012,849
31-408,519
41-505,695
51-604,393
61-702,686
71-801,253
81+762
Total42,995
Inactive/Recovered39,101
Deaths356
Total active cases3,538

Total number of tests conductedTotal positive/probable resultsTotal negative resultsPositive results as percentage of total
614,77252,294562,4788.51%


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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.

Prevention

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.