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March 26 COVID-19 update: Metro reports 197 new cases, 1 additional death

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Metro Public Health officials reported 197 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday. The department said one additional death was reported.

Today’s update brings Davidson County’s total number of cases to 93,782; 90,964 of which are now considered to be inactive/recovered. Right now, there are 1,955 active cases.

Health officials said there has been one new confirmed death reported in the past 24 hours — a 54-year-old man with underlying health conditions.

As of today, 777 Davidson County residents have died from a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including probable cases, 863 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.

Now that more than 20% of Davidson County residents have received their first dose of the vaccine, Nashville has eased some of its COVID restrictions. Read more here.

So far, 23.9% of residents have received their first dose of the vaccine and 13.1% are fully vaccinated.

Metro also released the following data:

New cases per 100,000 people: 19.8
Seven-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests: 5.1

Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds: 14 percent
Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds: 12 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 678 calls on Thursday, March 25, 2021.

Total number of cases: 93,782
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 197

Cases by sex
Male: 44,557
Female: 48,447
Unknown: 778

Cases by age

Unknown1270-104,50311-209,69421-3026,12031-4018,12041-5012,41251-6010,53461-706,92671-803,40781+1,939Total93,782Inactive/Recovered90,964Deaths863Total active cases1,955

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What is COVID-19 (a.k.a. the new coronavirus?)

According to the World Health Organization, coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases. Examples include the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans. COVID-19 stands for “Coronavirus disease 2019,” which is when this strain of the coronavirus was discovered.

What are the symptoms?

The CDC says patients confirmed to have the 2019-nCoV reportedly had mild to severe respiratory illness with:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Or at least two of the following symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell

At this time, the CDC believes symptoms could appear as soon as two days after exposure, or as long as 14 days.

Prevention

The CDC is recommending “common sense” measures such as:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

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Donovan Larsen

Donovan is a columnist and associate editor at the Dark News. He has written on everything from the politics to diversity issues in the workplace.

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