NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Officials with the Metro Public Health Department announced Saturday the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus COVID-19 in Nashville/Davidson County has risen to 14.
This is an increase in three cases over the past 24 hours, according to the Metro Public Health Department.
The department reported the age range for all confirmed cases in Nashville is from 11-50 years old. All cases are self-isolating at home with mild and manageable symptoms.
There are now 32 confirmed cases within the state of Tennessee.
Davidson County: 14
Hamilton County: 1
Jefferson County: 1
Knox County: 1
Rutherford County: 1
Sullivan County: 1
Williamson County 10
Health officials remind everyone to take steps to stop the spread of germs like COVID-19. These include:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water. Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing
- Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth
- Stay home if you are sick
- Stay away from people who are sick
- Refrain from shaking hands and instead bump elbows
This is a developing story. Stay with News 2 and WKRN.com for updates.
Most patients with COVID-19 have a mild respiratory illness including fever, cough and shortness of breath. The Tennessee Department of Health strongly encourages Tennesseans to wash your hands often with soap and water and to not touch your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
The CDC recommends that for the next 8 weeks, organizers (whether groups or individuals) cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 10 people or more throughout the United States.
High-risk individuals are defined as adults over 60 years old or people of any age with serious chronic medical conditions such as: Heart disease, diabetes, or lung disease.
The Tennessee Department of Health offers a COVID-19 Public Information Line at 877-857-2945, with information available daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Central Time.
Stay with News 2 for continuing coverage of the COVID-19 Pandemic.