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Eight COVID-19 Cases Reporting Over The Past Two Days, 10 Cases In County Are Considered Active

Updated 5-21-20

The Washington County Health Department stated on Friday, August 21, that there are eight new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 now reporting over the past 48 hours.

 The cases include three females in their teens, a male in his 20s, a female in her 20s, a male in his 30s, a female in her 50s and a female in her 80s. The range of symptoms and how the individuals contracted the virus has not been stated at this time.

Isolation and quarantine orders are given through the interview process and can vary in length based on when symptoms started, when a person was tested, and when the health department is notified of the positive result. 

Washington County Case count to date:  86

  • Active: 10
  • Released from isolation: 76
  • Active hospitalized: 0 Total hospitalized: 4
  • Deaths:1

Negatives: 1,562

Administrator Elizabeth Lehde said: “Staff is working as quickly as possible with information as it is received.  We ask for your patience during this time.  If you have been notified you have tested positive, ISOLATE yourself at home and away from others.  If you are identified as a close contact, QUARANTINE at home. If you do not hear from the health department staff within 24 hours, please call. “

Will Summers, environmental health director for the health department, said in a statement:

“Despite all our concerns, we’ve reached a new milestone with 86 cases in Washington County.  Fortunately, none are hospitalized.  More young people have been infected and we are all concerned with the increased risks now that schools are open,” he said. “With the late summer weekend here, please be especially mindful of the means to prevent further spread of this epidemic.  We have seen other countries reduce their infection rates by practicing safe, sanitary procedures.  Let’s get through this weekend with minimal additional cases. Our concerns and admiration for those of our establishments doing their part in reducing their open hours.”

More Information From The Health Department

WATCH FOR THESE SYMPTOMS: Fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea. If you start with symptoms, isolate immediately and contact your healthcare provider about getting tested for COVID-19.


A FREE open testing site will be held at the Nashville Community Center on Saturday, August 22 and Sunday, August 23 from 8am-4pm.  Testing is available to anyone 6 months of age or older.  Face mask is required and you must have a valid phone number to receive your results.  Results are available in 4-7 days. 

Enter the testing site from South Washington Street and exit onto South Broadway.

1 Comment

  1. Anonymous on August 24, 2020 at 5:48 pm

    Let’s all join together Washington County and respect what is being asked from us from our local medical professionals. Regardless of how you may feel about this virus and all of the other things that have been spreading with it, like fear and ignorance, we have to respect each other. We can’t ignore the fact that people are catching this very contagious virus through human contact and we need to do something to help prevent it’s spread by voluntary community efforts. While the controversial mandated law of wearing a mask does incorporate infringments upon ones personal rights they absolutely protect people by drastically reducing the germ infused moisture droplets that are being blasted at you when someone is speaking or sneezing around you. Keeping a safe distance from someone that is sick with any kind of illness is a matter of common sense. If you’re the kind of person when you’re sick or know your coming down with something and venture out with family or friends to conduct normal activities in public, please think about the consequences that kind of social behavior could have on someone. It could be your loved one that you spread your illness to and possibly threaten their life.

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