NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Tennessee Department of Health reported 1,636 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday. The department said 28 additional deaths were reported.
TDOH said today’s update brings the state’s total number of cases to 150,815. The total number of deaths has risen to 1,701.
The total COVID-19 case count for Tennessee is 150,815 as of August 28, 2020 including 1,701 deaths, 6,751 hospitalizations and 113,313 recovered. [Percent positive for today is 7.09%.] For additional data, including the weekly LTCF report: https://t.co/Psc3HfgZ8j. pic.twitter.com/EZItL2qaUS
Earlier in the day, Metro Public Health officials reported 126 new cases, bringing Davidson County’s total number of cases to 25,715.
Health officials said there are 1,841 active cases right now. There have been two new probable cases in the past 24 hours.
Metro officials said there has been one new probable death reported in the past 24 hours, a 96-year-old woman with underlying health conditions. An additional confirmed death has also been reported, a 61-year-old woman with underlying health conditions.
As of Friday, 225 people in Davidson County have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including both confirmed and probable cases, 235 deaths have been attributed to the virus.
Mayor John Cooper said Thursday that Nashville is modifying its Phase Two guidelines to allow ceremonies at event venues to resume with new restrictions. Read more here.
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.
The CDC says patients confirmed to have the 2019-nCoV reportedly had mild to severe respiratory illness with:
At this time, the CDC believes symptoms could appear as soon as two days after exposure, or as long as 14 days.
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