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September 27 COVID-19 update: 2,104 new cases, 3 additional deaths reported in Tennessee

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Posted at 9:48 AM, Sep 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-27 15:07:36-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Tennessee Department of Health reported 2,104 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, along with 3 additional deaths.

This brings the state to 192,995 total cases so far, including and 2,377 deaths.

The state also reported 728 current hospitalizations and 175,143 total recoveries.

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TN COVID-19 Cases Sept. 27
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Earlier today, Metro health officials reported 102 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of cases reported in Davidson County to 28,653.

Of the cases reported, 966 remain active and 27,414 Nashvillians are now considered recovered from the virus.

Two additional coronavirus-related deaths were reported Sunday, a 59-year-old woman and a 61-year-old man. The Metro Public Health Department has attributed 273 deaths to COVID-19.

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


New cases per 100,000 people: 15.36

Seven-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests: 3.8

Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds: 15 percent

Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds: 19 percent

Cases by sex:
Male: 14,103
Female: 14,263
Unknown: 287

Cases by age:

Unknown56
0-101,398
11-203,059
21-308,424
31-405,765
41-503,976
51-602,871
61-701,768
71-80819
81+517
Total28,653
Inactive/Recovered27,414
Deaths273
Total active cases966

Total number of tests conductedTotal positive/probable resultsTotal negative resultsPositive results as percentage of total
374,58235,940338,6429.59%


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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.