November 23 COVID-19 update: Tennessee reports 4,074 new cases, 35 deaths

Metro reports 400 new cases, one additional death
Posted at 9:36 AM, Nov 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-23 15:08:41-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Tennessee Department of Health reported 4,074 new COVID-19 cases on Monday.

Tennessee has reported a total of 344,550 cases overall, 43,657 of which remain active and 296,592 people are now considered recovered. Monday's rate of positive tests is 14.06%.

Thirty-five additional people have died from COVID-19 in the state. TDH has attributed 4,301 deaths to COVID-19. As of this week, November is now the deadliest month of the pandemic.

Hospitals statewide reported 2,091 active COVID-19 patients, a number that has been on the rise for more than six weeks.

Metro Public Health officials reported 400 new cases of COVID-19 and one additional death.

Monday's update brings Davidson County's total number of cases to 43,395. Right now, there are 3,695 active cases and 39,343 have since recovered.

Health officials said one additional confirmed death has been reported in the past 24 hours, an 85-year-old woman with underlying health conditions.

As of November 23, 344 people in Davidson County have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including both confirmed and probable cases, 357 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.

New cases per 100,000 people: 63.40
Seven-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests: 10.5

Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds: 16 percent
Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds: 10 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 110 calls on Sunday, November 22, 2020.

Total number of cases: 43,395
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 400

Cases by sex
Male: 21,058
Female: 21,982
Unknown: 355

Cases by age

Total active cases3,695


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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.