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Tennessee Department of Health reports 1,135 new cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus in Tennessee, February 26th, 2021

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – On Friday, February 26th, 2021, the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) reports that there have been 647,629 confirmed cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus. That is an increase of 1,135 cases from Thursday’s 646,494. There have been 9,138 (+40) confirmed deaths in Tennessee because of the virus.

F O R T Y   O N E   new cases of the COVID-19 Coronavirus have been reported in Montgomery County. The total is 17,310. Seven of the new cases reported today were in the age group of 5-18 year olds. There have been 212 (+3) deaths in Montgomery County due to the virus. There were 316 tests given with 32 positive results for a 10.1 percent positive.

COVID-19 Coronavirus

COVID-19 Coronavirus

There have been   T W E N T Y   T H R E E    new cases of the COVID-19 Coronavirus reported in Robertson County. The total is 8,909. There have been 119 (+1) deaths in Robertson County due to the virus. T W E N T Y   S I X   new cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus have been reported in Cheatham County. The total is 3,894. There have been forty four deaths in Cheatham County due to the virus.

F O U R T E E N   new cases of the COVID-19 Coronavirus have been reported in Dickson County. The total in Dickson County is 6,183. There have been 106 (+3) deaths in Dickson County because of the virus.

There has been no new cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus reported in Houston County. The total in Houston County is 1,024. There have been thirty one deaths in Houston County due to the virus. FIVE new case of COVID-19 Coronavirus has been reported in Benton County. The total is 1,505. There have been thirty nine deaths in Benton County due to the virus.

Two new cases of the COVID-19 Coronavirus have been reported in Humphreys County. The total is 1,522. There have been twenty one deaths in Humphreys County due to the virus.

There have been three new cases of the COVID-19 Coronavirus reported in Carroll County. The total in Carroll County is 3,473. There have been eighty one deaths in Carroll County due to the virus.

Two new case of the COVID-19 Coronavirus have been reported in Henry County. The total is 2,994. There have been seventy five 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 1,233. There have been twenty four deaths in Stewart County due to the virus.

Nashville-Davidson County now has 81,174 confirmed cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus. That is an increase of 132 cases from Thursday’s 81,042. There have been 854 (+5) deaths in Davidson County due to the virus.

There have been   S I X T E E N  new cases of the COVID-19 Coronavirus reported in Christian County Kentucky. The total is 6,209. There have been seventy six deaths in Christian County Kentucky due to the virus.

According to John Hopkins University, there are now a total of 28,464,252 confirmed cases of the COVID-19 Coronavirus in the United States. That is an increase of 80,735 cases in 48 hours from Thursday’s 28,383,517. There have now been 509,710 deaths in the United States connected to COVID-19 Coronavirus. This is an increase of 1,403 deaths from Thursday’s 508,307.

 


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Case Management Protocol

  • The Tennessee Department of Health will post updated COVID-19 Coronavirus cases including the county of residence between 2:00pm and 5:00pm 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 a 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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