NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Tennessee Department of Health has reported an additional 728 cases of COVID-19 across the state, bringing the total number to 40,172. The department reported 584 deaths as of Saturday.
TDOH officials said of those total cases 39,848 are confirmed and 324 were probable. The department reported 2,564 hospitalizations and said 26,159 have recovered.
Earlier in the day, Metro Public Health Department officials confirmed a total of 9,226 COVID-19 cases in Nashville/Davidson County, an increase of 350 in the past 24 hours. This daily increase marks an all-time high for the number of new cases on any given day for Nashville.
There have been two additional deaths in 24 hours.
The confirmed cases range in age from 1 month to 102 years old.
101 people have died in Davidson County and individuals have recovered from the virus. The deaths include an 81-year-old female and an 84-year-old male, both with pending medical histories.
Available hospital beds: 20 percent
Available ICU beds: 21 percent
The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 227 calls on Friday, June 26, 2020.
Total number of cases: 9,226
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 350
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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