Aug. 1 COVID-19 update: 108,184 cases, 1,067 deaths in Tennessee – NewsChannel5.com

Aug. 1 COVID-19 update: 108,184 cases, 1,067 deaths in Tennessee  NewsChannel5.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Tennessee Department of Health reported 2,225 additional cases of COVID-19 today and 7 additional deaths. It also reported 63 new hospitalizations.

This brings the state’s total case count to 108,184 since the pandemic began.

So far 1,067 Tennesseans have lost their lives to the virus.

The state has reported 67,651 recoveries.

COVID-19 TN Cases by County, as of August 1

Earlier today Metro Public Health officials reported 350 new cases, bringing Davidson County’s total number of cases to 21,410. Of those total cases, 21,372 are confirmed. Health officials said there has been one new probable case in the past 24 hours.

Probable cases refer to those that do not test positive in a diagnostic test but do have supporting epidemiological and clinical evidence that a COVID-19 infection has occurred. If a person is a close contact of a COVID-19 case and has a clinically compatible illness, he or she meets the criteria to be a probable case. Additionally, if a health care provider diagnoses a person with clinically compatible illness with COVID-19, this person meets the probable case criteria.

Metro Health said two additional confirmed deaths have been reported in the past 24 hours, a 67-year-old man with underlying health conditions and a 73-year-old man with a pending medical history.

As of Saturday, 185 people in Davidson County have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including both confirmed and probable cases, 194 deaths have been attributed to the virus.

So far, 16,642 individuals have recovered.


Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds: 15 percent
Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds: 15 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 45 calls on Friday, July 31, 2020.

Total number of cases: 21,410
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 350

The cases range in age from 1 month to 102 years.

Cases by sex
Male: 10,730
Female: 10,400
Unknown: 280

Total Cases by age

Unknown 51
0-10 1,025
11-20 2,123
21-30 6,457
31-40 4,365
41-50 3,017
51-60 2,106
61-70 1,270
71-80 610
81+ 386
Total 21,410
Recovered 16,642
Deaths 194
Total active cases 4,574

On Friday, Metro extended the public health order that requires restaurants to close dine-service at 10 p.m. until August 16. Metro Health also amended the order, closing all transpotainment businesses until that date.

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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.

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