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Tennessee Department of Health reports 2,870 new cases of Coronavirus in Tennessee, July 8th, 2020

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) reports that there have been 55,986 confirmed cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus in Tennessee as of Wednesday, July 8th, 2020. That is an increase of 2,870 cases from Tuesday’s 53,116. There have been 680 confirmed deaths in Tennessee because of the virus.

There have been twenty three new cases of the COVID-19 Coronavirus reported in Montgomery County. The total is at 620. There has been seven deaths in Montgomery County due to the virus.

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Twenty new cases of the COVID-19 Coronavirus have been reported in Robertson County. The total is at 875. There have been eleven deaths in Robertson County due to the virus. There have been seven new cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus reported in Cheatham County. The total is at 243. There has been two deaths in Cheatham County due to the virus.

There have been twelve new cases of the COVID-19 Coronavirus reported in Dickson County. The total in Dickson County is at 231. One new case of COVID-19 Coronavirus has been reported in Houston County. The total in Houston County is sixteen. There has been no new cases of the virus reported in Benton County. The total is at thirteen. There has been one death in Benton County due to the virus.

No new cases of the COVID-19 Coronavirus have been reported in Humphreys County. The total is at thirty five. There has been two deaths in Humphreys County due to the virus.

There have been no new cases of the COVID-19 Coronavirus reported in Carroll County. The total in Carroll County is forty nine. There has been one death in Carroll County due to the virus.

Two new cases of the COVID-19 Coronavirus have been reported in Henry County. The total is at forty seven. There has been one additional case of COVID-19 Coronavirus reported in Stewart County. The total of cases in Stewart County is twenty five.

There have been seventeen new cases of the COVID-19 Coronavirus reported in Christian County Kentucky. The total is at 240. There have been four deaths in Christian County Kentucky due to the virus.

Nashville-Davidson County now has 12,234 confirmed cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus. That is an increase of 635 cases from Tuesday’s 11,599. There have been 132 deaths in Davidson County due to the virus.

According to John Hopkins University there are now a total of 3,022,899 confirmed cases of the COVID-19 Coronavirus in the United States. That is an increase of 59,655 cases in 24 hours from Tuesday’s 2,963,244. There have now been 131,857 deaths in the United States connected to COVID-19 Coronavirus. This is an increase of 1,044 deaths from Tuesday’s 130,813.

Tennessee Confirmed Cases

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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.

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 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


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