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September 13 COVID-19 update: Tennessee reports 933 new cases, 14 additional deaths in 24 hours

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Posted at 9:52 AM, Sep 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-13 15:16:27-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Tennessee Department of Health reported 933 additional COVID-19 cases Sunday, along with 14 additional deaths.

This brings the state's total count to 171,824 cases since the pandemic began, including 2,078 total deaths.

The state also reported 696 current hospitalizations and 155,865 total recoveries.

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September 13 COVID-19 Update
Source: TDOH

Earlier today Metro health officials reported 36 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of cases reported in Davidson County to 27,189.

Of the total number of cases, 1,045 remain active and 25,893 Nashvillians are considered recovered from the virus.

No additional coronavirus-related deaths were reported on Sunday. The Metro Public Health Department has attributed 251 deaths to COVID-19.

Below is data released from MPHD on cases in Davidson County:


New cases per 100,000 people: 15.07
Seven-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests: 6.4
Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds: 14 percent
Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds: 15 percent
Total number of cases: 27,189Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 36

Cases by sex
Male: 13,472
Female: 13,433
Unknown: 284

Cases by age:

Unknown53
0-101,328
11-202,829
21-307,990
31-405,512
41-503,808
51-602,737
61-701,680
71-80769
81+483
Total27,189
Inactive/Recovered25,893
Deaths251
Total active cases1,045

Total number of tests conductedTotal positive/probable resultsTotal negative resultsPositive results as percentage of total
321,43534,056287,37910.59%


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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.

Prevention

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.