November 30 COVID-19 update: Tennessee reports 7,975 new cases, 48 deaths

Metro reports 210 new cases, ICU availability drops to 7%
Posted at 9:34 AM, Nov 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-30 15:12:56-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Tennessee Department of Health reported 7,975 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, breaking the record for the highest daily increase in cases that was set on November 16.

Tennessee has reported a total of 374,493 cases, 328,710 Tennesseans are considered recovered from the virus and 41,181 cases remain active. Monday's rate of positive tests is 14.87%.

November has been the worst month of the pandemic for Tennessee in terms of new cases and deaths.

This month smashed the record of new cases, with 113,821 reported over the last 30 days.

Forty-eight additional people have died from COVID-19. THD has attributed 4,602 deaths to COVID-19, with 1,249 of those deaths being reported in November alone.

Hospitals statewide reported 2,290 active COVID-19 patients overnight, also breaking the record.

On Monday a record number of new cases among school-aged children was reported.

In November, 14,144 school-aged children tested positive for the virus.

Metro Health officials reported 210 new cases of COVID-19. No additional deaths were reported.

Davidson County has reported a total of 46,309 cases and 43,063 people are considered recovered from the virus. As of Monday, 2,878 cases remain active in Davidson County.

The Metro Public Health Department said 355 people have died from a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including probable and confirmed cases, 368 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.

As of November 30, three of Nashville's key metrics for reopening are listed as unsatisfactory while two are listed as less than satisfactory.


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

New cases per 100,000 people: 59.94
Seven-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests: 10.4
Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds: 18 percent
Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds: 7 percent

Cases by sex:
Male: 22,444
Female: 23,486
Unknown: 379

Cases by age:

Total active cases2,878

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.