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Tennessee Department of Health reports 1,983 new cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus in Tennessee, October 21st, 2020

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) reports that there have been 223,867 confirmed cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus as of Wednesday, October 21st, 2020. That is an increase of 1,983 cases from Tuesday’s 221,884. There have been 2,834 (+44) confirmed deaths in Tennessee because of the virus.

S I X T Y   O N E   new cases of the COVID-19 Coronavirus have been reported in Montgomery County. The total is at 3,933. There has been fifty one deaths in Montgomery County due to the virus.

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There have been TWELVE new cases of the COVID-19 Coronavirus reported in Robertson County. The total is at 2,510 There have been forty (+1) deaths in Robertson County due to the virus. NINE new cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus have been reported in Cheatham County. The total is at 982. There has been eleven deaths in Cheatham County due to the virus.

E I G H T E E N  new cases of the COVID-19 Coronavirus have been reported in Dickson County. The total in Dickson County is at 1,591. There has been nineteen (+1) deaths in Dickson County because of the virus.

There have been no new cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus reported in Houston County. The total in Houston County is 392. There has been fifteen (+1) deaths in Houston County due to the virus. FIVE new cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus have been reported in Benton County. The total is at 396. There has been nine deaths in Benton County due to the virus.

FOUR new cases of the COVID-19 Coronavirus have been reported in Humphreys County. The total is at 419. There has been four deaths in Humphreys County due to the virus.

There have been THIRTEEN new cases of the COVID-19 Coronavirus reported in Carroll County. The total in Carroll County is 1,107. There have been twenty four deaths in Carroll County due to the virus.

SEVEN new cases of the COVID-19 Coronavirus have been reported in Henry County. The total is at 753. There has been ten deaths in Henry County due to the virus. There has been one new case of COVID-19 Coronavirus reported in Stewart County. The total of cases in Stewart County is 312. There has been eight (+1) deaths in Stewart County due to the virus.

T H I R T Y   F I V E  new cases of the COVID-19 Coronavirus have been reported in Christian County Kentucky. The total is at 1,735. There have been twenty six deaths in Christian County Kentucky due to the virus.

Nashville-Davidson County now has 30,115 confirmed cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus. That is an increase of 201 cases from Tuesday’s 29,914 There have been 328 (+2) deaths in Davidson County due to the virus.

According to John Hopkins University there are now a total of 8,300,451 confirmed cases of the COVID-19 Coronavirus in the United States. That is an increase of 57,228 cases in 24 hours from Tuesday’s 8,243,223. There have now been 221,550 deaths in the United States connected to COVID-19 Coronavirus. This is an increase of 901 deaths from Tuesday’s 220,649.

 


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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