Nashville, TN – On Thursday, April 9th, 2020, the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) reports that there have been 4,634 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Tennessee. That is up 272 cases from Wednesday’s 4,362. There have been ninety four deaths in Tennessee because of the virus.
Another seven cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported in Montgomery County bringing the total up to seventy nine. There has been two deaths in Montgomery County due to the virus.
There have been three more cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) reported in Robertson County. The total is now at seventy. Two additional cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported in Cheatham County. The total is now at fifteen.
Two new cases have been reported in Dickson County. The total is now at twenty eight. There have been no new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) reported in Houston County. The total remains at two. No new cases have been reported in Benton County. The total remains at four. There have been two new cases have been reported in Carroll County bringing the total to ten.
No new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported in Henry County. The total remains at six. There have been no new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) reported in Stewart County. The total in Stewart County remains at two.
Thirteenth new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported in Christian County Kentucky bringing the total to forty five.
Nashville-Davidson County now has 1,004 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19). There have been thirteenth deaths in Davidson County due to the virus.
According to John Hopkins University there are now a total of 451,491 confirmed cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States. That is an increase of 68,235 cases in 24 hours. There have now been 15,983 deaths in the United States connected to Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Tennessee Confirmed Cases
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Case Management Protocol
- TDH will post updated COVID-19 cases including county of residence by 2:00pm each day at www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov.html.
- The TDH State Public Health Laboratory is running COVID-19 testing seven days a week to assist public health authorities and health care workers in identifying cases and treating individuals.
- TDH directly oversees 89 county health departments and serves as a partner organization to the six major metropolitan jurisdictions including: Shelby, Madison, Davidson, Knox, Hamilton and Sullivan counties.
Tennesseans are encouraged to take routine precautions used in guarding against respiratory viruses:
- 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 with unwashed hands
- Stay home if you are sick
- Stay away from people who are sick
Most patients with confirmed COVID-19 infection have mild respiratory illness with fever, cough and shortness of breath. A smaller number of patients have severe symptoms requiring hospitalization.
COVID-19 Information Line
TDH has launched a Tennessee Coronavirus Public Information Line in partnership with the Tennessee Poison Center. The number is 877.857.2945 and is available daily from 10:00am to 10:00pm CT.
People with concerns about their health should contact their health care providers. TDH has additional information available at www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov.html
The CDC has updated information and guidance available online at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html