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NASHVILLE (November 22) — An urgent request grows louder each week as healthcare facilities reach capacity and heath care workers are pushed to their breaking point, “please wear a mask or stay home.” The COVID-19 pandemic has been raging for nearly nine months, and a few things have become clear: the virus doesn’t care about politics or what important role you occupy. It has killed pastors, mayors, mothers and countless others. Just this week two more have died in Carroll County.
With the Thanksgiving holiday this week, please take precautions, get tested, avoid large gatherings, please keep your distance and wear your mask.
The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) released the following numbers on Sunday regarding COVID-19 in Carroll, Henry and Weakley counties.
Carroll County currently has 1,628 total cases, 32 deaths, 54 hospitalized, 272 active cases and 1,324 recovered. Over the last seven days, the average percent positive in Carroll County was 20.7 percent. During the last 14 days the county averaged 24.1 new cases per day; 14 days prior the average was 11.1.
According to the TDH, two long-term care facilities in Carroll County have reported new cases within the last 14 days. AHC-McKenzie reported 28 residents and 13 staff tested positive, and no deaths from COVID-19 in the facility. Christian Care Center of McKenzie reported 29 residents and 13 staff tested positive, and no deaths from COVID-19 in the facility. After 28 days of no new cases, long-term care facilities drop off the state’s list of affected facilities.
Henry County currently has 1,415 total cases, 17 deaths, 43 hospitalized, 136 active cases and 1,078 recovered. Over the last seven days, the average percent positive in Henry County was 21.6 percent. During the last 14 days the county averaged 29.1 new cases per day; 14 days prior the average was 15.1.
Weakley County currently has 2,059 total cases, 34 deaths, 38 hospitalized, 273 active cases and 1,752 recovered. Over the last seven days, the average percent positive in Weakley County was 16.7 percent. During the last 14 days the county averaged 23.5 new cases per day; 14 days prior the average was 12.1.
Two long-term care facilities in Weakley County have reported new cases within the last 14 days. AHC-Vanayer reported seven residents and 11 staff tested positive; two residents died of COVID-19 in the facility. Weakley County Nursing Home reported zero residents and six staff tested positive; no reported deaths from COVID-19 in the facility.
Tennessee reported 340,476 total cases, 4,266 dead, and 2,065 currently hospitalized. The United States reported 12,175,921 and 255,958 deaths from COVID-19.
Globally, 220 countries have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, with 58,425,681 confirmed cases reported and 1,385,218 deaths from the disease.
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), COVID-19 affects people in different ways. Infected people have had a wide range of symptoms reported – from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19: Fever or chills; Cough; Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing; Fatigue; Muscle or body aches; Headache; New loss of taste or smell; Sore throat; Congestion or runny nose; Nausea or vomiting; and/or Diarrhea.
Look for emergency warning signs for COVID-19. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately: Trouble breathing; Persistent pain or pressure in the chest; New confusion; Inability to wake or stay awake; and/or Bluish lips or face.
Call your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.
Google offers a self-assessment test, https://landing.google.com/screener/covid19?source=google
To learn more, visit the Tennessee Department of Health at https://www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov.html or the World Health Organization at https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019