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Tennessee Department of Health reports 1,816 new cases of Coronavirus in Tennessee, August 23rd, 2020

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) reports that there have been 141,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus in Tennessee as of Sunday, August 23rd, 2020. That is an increase of 1,816 cases from Saturday’s 139,184. There have been 1,524 (+4) confirmed deaths in Tennessee because of the virus.

There have been nineteen new cases of the COVID-19 Coronavirus reported in Montgomery County. The total is at 2,313. There has been twenty four deaths in Montgomery County due to the virus.

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Sixteen new cases of the COVID-19 Coronavirus have been reported in Robertson County. The total is at 1,748. There have been twenty five deaths in Robertson County due to the virus. There have been two new cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus reported in Cheatham County. The total is at 690. There has been ten 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 844. There has been seven deaths in Dickson County because of the virus. One new case of COVID-19 Coronavirus has been reported in Houston County. The total in Houston County is seventy two. There have been nine new cases of the virus reported in Benton County. The total is at 223. There has been three death in Benton County due to the virus.

One new case of the COVID-19 Coronavirus has been reported in Humphreys County. The total is at 151. There has been three deaths in Humphreys County due to the virus.

Nineteen new cases of the COVID-19 Coronavirus have been reported in Carroll County. The total in Carroll County is 501. There have been six deaths in Carroll County due to the virus.

SEVENTEEN new cases of the COVID-19 Coronavirus have been reported in Henry County. The total is at 408. There has been four deaths in Henry County due to the virus. There have been no new cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus reported in Stewart County. The total of cases in Stewart County is eighty nine

There have been TWENTY FIVE  new cases of the COVID-19 Coronavirus reported in Christian County Kentucky. The total is at 690. There have been ten deaths in Christian County Kentucky due to the virus.

Nashville-Davidson County now has 22,766 confirmed cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus. That is an increase of 110 cases from Saturday’s 22,656. There have been 245 deaths in Davidson County due to the virus.

According to John Hopkins University there are now a total of 5,686,305 confirmed cases of the COVID-19 Coronavirus in the United States. That is an increase of 38,070 cases in 24 hours from Saturday’s 5,648,235. There have now been 176,583 deaths in the United States connected to COVID-19 Coronavirus. This is an increase of 740 deaths from Saturday’s 175,843.

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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