NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Tennessee Department of Health reported 1,373 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday. The department said 32 additional deaths were reported.
Today's update brings the state's total number of cases to 273,144. The statewide death toll has risen to 3,541.
The total COVID-19 case count for Tennessee is 273,144 as of November 6, 2020 including 3,541 deaths, 1,480 current hospitalizations and 246,392 inactive/recovered. Percent positive for today is 11.42%. For the full report with additional data, visit https://t.co/Psc3HfgZ8j. pic.twitter.com/Dzi07umGkS— TN Dept. of Health (@TNDeptofHealth) November 6, 2020
This week, the state again reported record hospitalization numbers. Revised numbers show there were 1,502 hospitalized patients with confirmed cases of the coronavirus as of Wednesday night. There were another 203 people in the state's hospitals who were listed as possible cases awaiting confirmation.
The combined number of 1,705 confirmed cases and persons under investigation was an all-time high for the state of Tennessee.
Earlier in the day, Metro Public Health officials reported 214 new cases, bringing Davidson County's total number of cases to 36,303. Right now, there are 2,349 active cases, and 33,637 have recovered.
Metro health officials said an additional confirmed death has been reported in the past 24 hours, a 78-year-old woman with an unknown medical history.
As of today, 306 people in Davidson County have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including both confirmed and probable cases, 317 deaths have been attributed to the virus.
Metro also released the following data:
New cases per 100,000 people: 40.34
Seven-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests: 8.0
Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds: 14 percent
Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds: 11 percent
The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 194 calls on Thursday, November 5, 2020.
Total number of cases: 36,303
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 214
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Cases by age
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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:
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Or at least two of the following symptoms:
- Repeated shaking with chills
- Muscle pain
- 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.