November 11 COVID-19 update: Tennessee reports 89 additional deaths, highest single-day increase

Metro reports 252 new cases, ICU bed availability dips to 8%
Posted at 9:38 AM, Nov 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-11 15:04:02-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Tennessee Department of Health reported 3,632 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday. The department said 89 additional deaths were reported -- the highest single-day increase since the pandemic began.

Today's update brings the state's total number of cases to 293,381. The statewide death toll has risen to 3,761.

The latest overnight numbers show there are 1,713 people in Tennessee hospitals with confirmed COVID cases, up more than 200 in just the last three days. Now, there are only 191 ICU beds still available for the entire state.

Read more: 1,713 now hospitalized with COVID-19 in Tennessee; ICU capacity reaches its lowest point of pandemic

Earlier in the day, Metro Public Health officials reported 252 new cases, bringing Davidson County's total number of cases to 38,262. Right now, there are 2,980 active cases and 34,955 are considered to be recovered.

Health officials said three additional confirmed deaths have been reported in the past 24 hours, an 84-year-old man with underlying health conditions and a 60-year-old man and a 75-year-old man with pending medical histories.

As of today, 316 people in Davidson County have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including both confirmed and probable cases, 327 deaths have been attributed to the virus.

ICU bed availability also dipped to 8% in the past 24 hours.

Metro also released the following data:

New cases per 100,000 people: 47.85
Seven-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests: 8.8

Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds: 17 percent
Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds: 8 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 268 calls on Tuesday, November 10, 2020.

Total number of cases: 38,262
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 252

Cases by sex
Male: 18,662
Female: 19,269
Unknown: 331

Cases by Race
Asian 2.2%
Black or African American 19.4%
Other Race 17.6%
Pending 8.9%
Two or More Races 0.5%
Unknown 11.9%
White 39.4%

Deaths by Race
Asian 11
Black or African American 115
Other 22
White 176
Pending 3

Deaths by Zip Code
37013 - 45
37211 - 43
37115 - 33
37207 - 24
37218 - 12
37214 - 12
37076 - 11
37216 - 11

Cases by age

Total active cases2,980


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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.