November 25 COVID-19 update: Tennessee reports record 92 additional deaths

Metro reports 8 deaths, 21 new cases
Posted at 9:44 AM, Nov 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-25 15:20:33-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Tennessee Department of Health reported 2,118 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday. The department said 92 additional deaths were reported, making it the highest single-day increase since the pandemic began.

Today's update brings the state's total number of cases to 347,972. The statewide death toll has risen to 4,466. With five days to go, November is already the deadliest month of the pandemic.

Right now, 2,183 are currently hospitalized with confirmed cases across the state. Tennessee currently has 34,940 active cases.

Earlier in the day, Metro Public Health officials reported eight additional deaths and 21 new cases. However, the department said the Tennessee Department of Health processed a lower number of tests due to a system issue.

This brings Davidson County's total number of cases to 43,941. Right now, there are 2,898 active cases and 40,678 have since recovered.

Health officials said eight new confirmed deaths were reported in the past 24 hours, including an 86-year-old man, a 79-year-old woman, a 72-year-old man, a 68-year-old woman, a 60-year-old woman, a 58-year-old woman and a 38-year-old man, all with underlying health conditions, along with a 51-year-old man with a pending medical history.

As of today, 352 people in Davidson County have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including both confirmed and probable cases, 365 deaths have been attributed to the virus.

Metro also released today's numbers with the following disclaimers:

Note: The Metro Public Health Department will issue a limited daily COVID report on Friday, Saturday and Sunday that will include the number of new cases and new deaths. We will return to issuing the full report again on Monday, November 30.

Note: The Tennessee Department of Health processed a lower number of tests due to a systems issue. TDH anticipates the bulk of the tests which normally would have been processed will be included in the daily case count update over the next few days.

New cases per 100,000 people: 58.86
Seven-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests: 10.7

Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds: 13 percent
Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds: 10 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 398 calls on Tuesday, November 24, 2020.

Total number of cases: 43,941
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 21

Cases by sex
Male: 21,330
Female: 22,250
Unknown: 361

Cases by Race
Asian 2.2%
Black or African American 18.7%
Other Race 16.7%
Pending 9.1%
Two or More Races 0.5%
Unknown 12.5%
White 40.4%

Deaths by Race
Asian 11
Black or African American 124
Other 23
White 204
Pending 3

Deaths by Zip Code
37013 - 48
37211 - 47
37115 - 35
37207 - 27
37218 - 12
37214 - 12
37076 - 12
37215 - 13
37216 - 12
37209 - 10
37221 - 11
37210 - 10

Cases by age

Total active cases2,898


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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.