Fourth coronavirus case confirmed in Tennessee, 3 from midstate


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) —Another case of novel coronavirus has been confirmed in Middle Tennessee, health officials announced, making it the fourth case in Tennessee.

Tennessee Department of Health tweeted an additional case of COVID-19 has was confirmed in Middle Tennessee.

The first case was confirmed in aFranklin man in Williamson Countyon Thursday, and confirmed cases inShelby Countyand a Nashville woman fromDavidson Countywere announced Sunday.

Another case ofCOVID-19 was confirmed in a Vanderbilt studentwho was studying abroad, but it's unclear where that student is from. Vanderbilt officials said the student has not returned to campus.

In Nashville,the iconic AT&T building, also known as the "Batman Building," posted a memo stating an occupant of the building was confirmed to have novel coronavirus. The building might have to shut down for "thorough" cleaning.

Health officials said these are the best ways to prevent illnesses from spreading:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then immediately throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

For questions or concerns about COVID-19, the Tennessee Department of Health created a patient hotline: 877-857-2945.

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