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Tennessee Department of Health reports 5,546 new cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus in Tennessee, December 19th, 2020

Due to the volume of tests being processed, the Tennessee Department of Health released the December 19th COVID-19 report today, December 20th

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) reports that there have been 458,127 confirmed cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus as of Saturday, December 19th, 2020. That is an increase of 5,546 cases from Friday’s 452,581. There have been 5,333 (+46) confirmed deaths in Tennessee because of the virus.

There have been   O N E    H U N D R E D    F I F T Y   T H R E E   new cases of the COVID-19 Coronavirus reported in Montgomery County. The total is at 9,869. Twenty seven of the new cases reported today were in the age group of 5-18 year olds. There has been 106 deaths in Montgomery County due to the virus.

COVID-19 Coronavirus
COVID-19 Coronavirus

S E V E N T Y   F I V E   new cases of the COVID-19 Coronavirus have been reported in Robertson County. The total is at 5,595. There have been sixty nine (+2) deaths in Robertson County due to the virus. There have been   T W E N T Y   S I X   new cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus reported in Cheatham County. The total is at 2,404. There has been nineteen (+1) deaths in Cheatham County due to the virus.

There have been   T H I R T Y   F I V E   new cases of the COVID-19 Coronavirus reported in Dickson County. The total in Dickson County is at 4,061. There has been fifty one deaths in Dickson County because of the virus.

FOUR  new cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus have been reported in Houston County. The total in Houston County is 725. There has been twenty one deaths in Houston County due to the virus. There have been   T H I R T E E N  new cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus reported in Benton County. The total is at 1,088. There has been twenty six deaths in Benton County due to the virus.

There have been   T E N   new case of the COVID-19 Coronavirus reported in Humphreys County. The total is at 1,028. There has been ten (+1) deaths in Humphreys County due to the virus.

T H I R T Y   N I N E    new cases of the COVID-19 Coronavirus have been reported in Carroll County. The total in Carroll County is 2,399. There have been forty six (+1) deaths in Carroll County due to the virus.

There have been   T W E N T Y   E I G H T   new cases of the COVID-19 Coronavirus reported in Henry County. The total is at 2,101. There has been thirty one deaths in Henry County due to the virus.  F O U R T E E N   new cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus have been reported in Stewart County. The total of cases in Stewart County is 776. There has been nineteen deaths in Stewart County due to the virus.

T W E N T Y   N I N E   news cases of the COVID-19 Coronavirus have been reported in Christian County Kentucky. The total is at 3,679. There have been forty nine (+5) deaths in Christian County Kentucky due to the virus.

Nashville-Davidson County now has 54,560 confirmed cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus. That is an increase of 567 cases from Friday’s 53,993. There have been 498 (+3) deaths in Davidson County due to the virus.

According to John Hopkins University there are now a total of 17,592,999 confirmed cases of the COVID-19 Coronavirus in the United States. That is an increase of 266,073 cases in 24 hours from Friday’s 17,326,926 . There have now been 315,312 deaths in the United States connected to COVID-19 Coronavirus. This is an increase of 3,093 deaths from Friday’s 312,219.

 


Tennessee Confirmed Cases

Not available.

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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