HAMILTON COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — Officials with the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department have confirmed a pediatric death from COVID-19 or novel coronavirus.
According to health officials, the child was under 5-years-old and had underlying health conditions. The child’s death is the first pediatric death from COVID-19 complications for Hamilton County and Chattanooga.
Hamilton County currently has two deaths in the state totals. Sumner County still leads the state in total deaths with 7.
Coronavirus-related deaths in Tennessee
|County||# of Deaths|
|Out of state||3|
|Total Deaths (as of 4/29/20)||195|
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 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.
COVID-19 in Tennessee
(This reflects what the TDH is reporting each day at 2 p.m. CST )
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