November 4 COVID-19 update: Tennessee reports 3,445 new cases, 24 additional deaths

Metro reports 255 new cases
Posted at 9:36 AM, Nov 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-04 15:04:04-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Tennessee Department of Health reported 3,445 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday. This is the third-highest number of new cases reported for the state.

Since March, Tennessee has reported a total of 269,802 cases, 240,587 of which are now considered recovered and 25,737 remain active. Wednesday's rate of positive tests is 13.4%.

Twenty-four additional coronavirus-related deaths were reported on Wednesday. TDH has attributed 3,478 deaths to COVID-19.

Overnight, the state reported another record high of active hospitalizations with 1,537 patients.

Metro Public Health officials reported 255 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing Davidson County's total number of cases to 35,699. No additional deaths were reported in the past 24 hours.

With Wednesday's update, Metro now has 2,388 active cases and 32,996 have since recovered.

As of Wednesday, 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: 40.88
Seven-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests: 7.9

Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds: 13 percent
Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds: 11 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 241 calls on Tuesday, November 3, 2020.

Total number of cases: 35,699
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 255

Cases by sex
Male: 17,438
Female: 17,946
Unknown: 315

Cases by Race
Asian 2.2%
Black or African American 19.6%
Other Race 18.3%
Pending 8.9%
Two or More Races 0.6%
Unknown 11.8%
White 38.7%

Deaths by Race
Asian 11
Black or African American 113
Other 21
White 168
Pending 2

Deaths by Zip Code
37013 44
37211 43
37115 33
37207 24
37218 12
37214 12
37076 10

Cases by age

Total active cases2,388


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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.