Coronavirus News & Updates

Latest info from Tennessee State Department of Health:
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 15, 2020) – The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed a total of 232,061 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Tennessee.

TDH is working closely with local health officials to support the ongoing investigations of COVID-19 cases. 

Case Management Update
TDH will post COVID-19 updated numbers online by 2 p.m. each day at tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov.html.

The TDH State Public Health Laboratory is now running COVID-19 testing seven days a week to assist public health authorities and health care workers in identifying cases and treating individuals.

The Tennessee Department of Health oversees 89 county health departments and serves as a partner to the six major metropolitan jurisdictions including:  Shelby, Madison, Davidson, Knox, Hamilton and Sullivan counties.

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 infection have 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 or 833-556-2476 and is available daily Monday - Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Central time and on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Central. 

People with concerns about their health should contact their health care providers. TDH has additional information available at tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov.html.

The CDC has updated information and guidance available online at cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html