November 3 COVID-19 update: Tennessee reports 1,770 new cases, 75 deaths

Metro reports 342 new cases, 4 additional deaths
Posted at 9:39 AM, Nov 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-03 15:44:45-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Tennessee Department of Health reported 1,770 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday.

Overall, a total of 266,357 cases have been reported, 237,736 of which are now considered recovered and 25,167 remain active. The rate of positive tests on Tuesday was 13.52%.

Seventy-five additional coronavirus-related deaths were reported Tuesday, the second-highest deaths reported in a single day in Tennessee. TDH has attributed 3,454 deaths to COVID-19.

Overnight, the state set another record high for current coronavirus hospitalizations with 1,461 patients. Tennessee has broken this record numerous times over the last month as hospitalizations are up 70%.

Metro Public Health officials reported 342 new cases of COVID-19 and four additional deaths.

Tuesday's update brings Davidson County's total number of cases to 35,444. Right now there are 2,399 active cases and 32,730 people have since recovered.

Health officials said four confirmed deaths were reported in the past 24 hours -- a 68-year-old man, a 60-year-old woman, a 77-year-old man and a 61-year-old man, all with underlying health conditions.

As of Tuesday, 304 people in Davidson County have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including both confirmed and probable cases, 315 deaths have been attributed to the virus.

Metro also released the following data:

New cases per 100,000 people: 40.36
Seven-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests: 7.5

Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds: 15 percent
Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds: 12 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 40 calls on Monday, November 2, 2020.

Total number of cases: 35,444
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 342

Cases by sex
Male: 17,316
Female: 17,817
Unknown: 311

Cases by age

Total active cases2,399


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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.