Weakley County Has One, Carroll Has Five COVID-19 Cases
NASHVILLE (MARCH 31) — Weakley County has one positive case and has five confirmed COVID-19 virus and Henry County has one positive case. Henry County Medical Center treated its first cases of COVID-19 which was a patient from another county.
Tennessee now has 2,239 (up from 1,834 one day earlier) persons who have tested positive for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) as of 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. There are 23 deaths (up from 13 one day earlier) and 175 hospitalized from the virus.
According to the Tennessee Department of Health, Carroll County now has five persons who tested positive, at least one of which is in McKenzie. Jeremy Allen, an associate with the City of McKenzie Parks Department tested positive more than 15 days ago.
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 an 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 163,529 (140,940 one day earlier) cases with 2,860 deaths (2,406 one day earlier). 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 391 (364 one day earlier), Shelby has 428 (396 yesterday), Williamson has 131. In other west Tennessee counties, Weakley has one, Obion 1, Benton 4, Chester 3, Dyer 3, Fayette 12, Gibson 6, Madison 5, Tipton 21 and Hardin 1.
The ages of the confirmed cases are: 0-9 years, 24; 11-20, 107; 21-30, 566; 31-40, 346; 41-50, 351; 51-60, 368; 61-70, 254; 71-80, 144, and 80-plus, 63. Unknown age is 16.