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Tennessee (March 23) — Tennessee now has 615 persons who have tested positive for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) as of 3 p.m. on Monday, March 23, 2020.
According to the Tennessee Department of Health, Carroll County now has three persons who tested positive, one of which is in McKenzie. The local health departments will not identify the city of residence. Weakley County Mayor Jake Bynum indicated the state statistics show one in Weakley, however, the person who presented himself or herself at a Weakley Count medical facility and tested positive, actually resides in Carroll.
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China. Additional cases have been identified in a growing number of other international locations, including the United States.
Patients with COVID-19 have had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of: fever, cough, and shortness of breath. It is 10 times more deadly than influenza.
Can people in the U.S. get COVID-19? Yes. COVID-19 is spreading from person to person in parts of the United States. Risk of infection with COVID-19 is higher for people who are close contacts of someone known to have COVID-19, for example healthcare workers, or household members. Other people at higher risk for infection are those who live in or have recently been in an area with ongoing spread of COVID-19. The first case of COVID-19 in the United States was reported on January 21, 2020.
Nationwide, there are a total of 33,404 cases with 400 deaths. Many major cities have closed all commerce, schools, bars and restaurants plus ordered citizens to shelter in place.
Davidson County has the largest number with 164, Shelby has 93, Williamson 53. In other west Tennessee counties, Weakley has none, according to Jake Bynum, Chester 1, Dyer 2, Fayette 2, Gibson 1, Tipton 6, and Hardin 1.
The ages of the confirmed cases are: 0-9 years, 9; 11-20, 37; 21-30, 184; 31-40, 116; 41-50, 82; 51-60, 83; 61-70, 55; 71-80, 32, and 80-plus, 11. Unknown age is 6.