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
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:
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.
CONTINUE TO USE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS TO REDUCE THE SPREAD OF COVID-19. EVERYONE’S ACTIONS ARE NEEDED TO KEEP OUR COMMUNITY OPEN.
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.