Nashville, TN – On Saturday, May 16th, 2020, the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) reports that there have been 17,288 confirmed cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus in Tennessee. That is an increase of 318 cases from Friday’s 16,970. There have been 295 deaths in Tennessee because of the virus.
One new case of the COVID-19 Coronavirus has been reported in Montgomery County. The total is at 204. There has been two deaths in Montgomery County due to the virus.
There has been eleven new cases of the COVID-19 Coronavirus reported in Robertson County. The total is at 274. No new cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus have been reported in Cheatham County. The total remains at eighty eight.
An additional case of the COVID-19 Coronavirus has been reported in Dickson County. The total in Dickson County is at ninety one. There have been no new cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus reported in Houston County. The total in Houston County is six. No new cases of the virus have been reported in Benton County. The total remains at six. There has been one death in Benton County due to the virus.
No new cases of the COVID-19 Coronavirus has been reported in Humphreys County. The total is at twelve. There has been one death in Humphreys County due to the virus.
There has been another case of the COVID-19 Coronavirus reported in Carroll County. The total in Carroll County is twenty five. There has been one death in Carroll County due to the virus.
No new cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus have been reported in Henry County. The total is at seventeen. There have been no new cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus reported in Stewart County. The total of cases in Stewart County is seven.
No new cases of the COVID-19 Coronavirus have been reported in Christian County Kentucky. The total is at ninety five. There have been three deaths in Christian County Kentucky due to the virus.
Nashville-Davidson County now has 3,872 confirmed cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus. There have been forty one deaths in Davidson County due to the virus.
According to John Hopkins University there are now a total of 1,380,465 confirmed cases of the COVID-19 Coronavirus in the United States. That is an increase of 75,564 cases in 24 hours. There have now been 88,211 deaths in the United States connected to COVID-19 Coronavirus.
Tennessee Confirmed Cases
Case Management Protocol
- The Tennessee Department of Health will post updated COVID-19 Coronavirus 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 Coronavirus 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 County, Madison County, Davidson County, Knox County, Hamilton County and Sullivan County.
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 Coronavirus 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 U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated information and guidance available online at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html