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COVID-19 Cases, Deaths Rise in County

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NASHVILLE (October 5) — The Tennessee Department of Health released the following data concerning Carroll, Henry and Weakley counties for October 5, 2020 as it relates to COVID-19.

Carroll County reported 992 total cases (905 one week earlier), 21 dead (20 one week earlier) and 132 active cases of today.

Henry County reported 666 total cases (628 last week), 10 dead (9 last week), and 45 active cases

Weakley County reported 1,288 total cases (1,212 last week); 21 deaths (19 last week) and 139 active cases.

Tennessee reported 203,699 total cases (193,732 last week) and 2,597 deaths.

The worldwide pandemic is affecting more than 200 countries. In the U.S., President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania contracted the disease. President Trump was hospitalized at Walter Reed. In the U.S., there are 7,396,730 cases and 209,199 deaths as of today, according to the government’s Centers for Disease Control. Worldwide, there are more than 35,000,000 cases and 1,035,340 deaths.

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), COVID-19 patients can suffer a wide variety of symptoms, the most common are: fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Other symptoms may include: fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion, runny nose, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. A recent CDC study of patients aged 18-34 years revealed that 1 in 5 previously healthy young adults weren’t back to usual health in 14 to 21 days after testing positive.

State and health officials urge citizens to wear face coverings in public places; keep 6-feet distance from others; wash your hands for 20 seconds; use hand sanitizer when you can’t use soap and water; don’t touch your face — especially after touching potentially infected surfaces; wipe down high-touch areas with disinfectant often; and avoid heavily congested public places whenever possible.

On December 31, 2019 China reported a mysterious pneumonia to World Health Organization officials. The mysterious disease was identified as a coronavirus on January 7, named Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) on February 11 and declared a pandemic (meaning worldwide spread) on March 11, 2020. Tennessee reported its first case on March 5, 2020.

For more information, go to https://www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov.html

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