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Tennessee Department of Health reports 302 new cases of Coronavirus in Tennessee, April 13th, 2020

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) reports that there have been 5,610 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Tennessee on Monday, April 13th, 2020. That is an increase of 302 cases from Sunday’s 5,308. There have been 109 deaths in Tennessee because of the virus.

There have been five new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) reported in Montgomery County bringing the total to 102. There has been two deaths in Montgomery County due to the virus.

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Four new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported in Robertson County. The total is now at eighty eight. There have been no new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) reported in Cheatham County. The total remains at eighteen.

No new cases have been reported in Dickson County. The total remains at thirty. There have been no new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) reported in Houston County. The total remains at three. No new cases have been reported in Benton County. The total remains at four. One more case has been reported in Carroll County. The total is now at twelve.

Two new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported in Henry County. The total is now at eight. No additional cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been reported in Stewart County. The total for of cases for Stewart County is four.

There have been seventeen new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) reported in Christian County Kentucky. The total is now at sixty two. There have been three deaths in Christian County Kentucky due to the virus.

Nashville-Davidson County now has 1,207 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19). There have been sixteen deaths in Davidson County due to the virus.

According to John Hopkins University there are now a total of 568,176 confirmed cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States. That is an increase of 26,153 cases in 24 hours. There have now been 22,935 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.

Recommended Precautions

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

 


COVID-19 Symptoms

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

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