NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Metro Public Health Department officials have confirmed 1,256 cases of COVID-19 in Nashville/Davidson County, an increase of 32 in the past 24 hours.
Metro health officials released the latest numbers on Saturday, saying the confirmed cases range in age from 2 months to 94 years. Thirteen deaths have been reported in the county.
Of those who’ve tested positive, 52 have been hospitalized, and 251 individuals have recovered from the virus. The remaining cases are self-isolating at home and have mild and manageable symptoms.
The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 207 calls on Friday, April 10, 2020.
Total number of cases: 1,256
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On Friday, the Tennessee Department of Health confirmed 4,862 cases of COVID-19 across the state. They said 98 deaths have been reported.
There’s been 536 hospitalizations and 1,145 have recovered from the virus.
Current county-by-county numbers are available in the map below this story, updated daily after 2 p.m. These numbers may not add up the total number, as the daily reports from the Tennessee Department of Health often have dozens of cases that have yet been linked to a county.
If you think you have COVID-19 symptoms, call the community hotline to be assessed at 615-862-7777. It’s available from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week in both Spanish and English.
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COUNTY-BY-COUNTY CASES IN TENNESSEE
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
- 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 cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
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