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September 6 COVID-19 update: 1,764 new cases, 3 additional deaths reported in Tennessee

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Posted at 9:47 AM, Sep 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-06 15:09:10-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Tennessee Department of Health reported 1,764 additional COVID-19 cases Sunday, along with 3 new deaths.

This brings the state's total count to 164,126 cases so far and 1,865 deaths.

The state reported 976 new recoveries in the last 24 hours, for a total of 145,359 since the pandemic began. There are 819 current hospitalizations.

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Sep. 6 COVID-19 Update
Source: TDOH

Earlier today Metro health officials reported 118 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of cases in Davidson County to 26,432.

Of the total number of cases, 924 remain active and 25,265 Nashvillians have recovered from the virus. On Saturday, the number of active cases dropped below 1,000 for the first time since late April.

Two additional coronavirus-related deaths were reported in Davidson County on Sunday. The Metro Public Health Department has attributed 243 deaths to COVID-19 since the outbreak began.

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


New cases per 100,000 people: 15.21
Seven-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests: 5.9
Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds: 14 percent
Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds: 13 percent

Cases by sex:
Male: 13,174
Female: 12,973
Unknown: 285

Cases by age:

Unknown53
0-101,306
11-202,750
21-307,795
31-405,324
41-503,698
51-602,648
61-701,629
71-80740
81+479
Total26,432
Inactive/Recovered25,265
Deaths243
Total active cases924

Total number of tests conductedTotal positive/probable resultsTotal negative resultsPositive results as percentage of total
305,27333,115272,15810.85%


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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.