As of 1pm on Saturday, April 4th, there are now over 3,068 documented cases of COVID-19 and 44 deaths from the virus across Tennessee.
Tennessee Health Officials are reporting 685 confirmed cases and 6 deaths in Davidson County, 640 confirmed cases and 7 deaths in Shelby County, and 283 confirmed cases and 8 deaths in Sumner County, according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University.
In light of the spiking number of new cases, the CDC is now recommending that everyone wear “cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies)”.
Beginning today, several major stores will be limiting the number of customers who are allowed to be in the store at the same time, including Walmart and Home Depot.
According to the CDC, patients with confirmed CoVID-19 infection have reportedly had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of:
- shortness of breath
CDC believes at this time that symptoms of CoVID-19 may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 after exposure. This is based on what has been seen previously as the incubation period of MERS viruses.
Some of the best ways to stay healthy include;
- Wash your hands often with antiviral soap, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are are coughing or sneezing.
- Using NAC (N-acetyl L-cysteine)
- Using probiotics (especially those containing Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium)
- Immunity boosting vitamins, including; zinc, vitamin C, and vitamin D3