NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Tennessee Department of Health confirmed 3,314 additional cases of COVID-19 on Monday, making it the state’s highest single-day increase of cases since the pandemic began.
Monday’s numbers brings the state’s total number of cases to 65,274. The department said 749 deaths had been reported.
Of those total cases, 64,737 were confirmed and 537 were probable. TDOH officials said 722 deaths were confirmed and 27 were probable.
The department also reported 3,284 hospitalizations and said 36,996 had recovered.
Earlier in the day, Metro Public Health officials reported 164 new cases. Including both confirmed and probable cases, health officials announced a total of 14,702 cases. Of those, 14,685 are confirmed cases and 17 are probable.
Probable cases refer to those that do not test positive in a diagnostic test but might have tested positive in a different form of test like an antibody or serologic test. Probable cases also could refer to cases that were never tested but exhibited the factors consistent with a COVID-19 infection, like symptoms and close contacts of confirmed cases.
Last week, Metro’s ICU bed capacity fell below 20% but as of today, it’s risen to 25%. The total number of available hospital beds is at 24%.
Health officials said there have been no probable or confirmed deaths in the past 24 hours. As of Monday, 138 people in Davidson County have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including both confirmed and probable cases, 141 deaths have been attributed to the virus.
So far, 9,526 individuals have recovered.
Metro also released the following data:
Available hospital beds: 24 percent
Available ICU beds: 25 percent
The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 69 calls on Sunday, July 12, 2020.
Total number of cases: 14,702
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 164
Cases by sex
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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:
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Or at least two of the following symptoms:
- Repeated shaking with chills
- Muscle pain
- 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.
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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