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Daily Metro COVID19 Press Update for 03/29/20

03/29/20

DAILY METRO COVID19 PRESS UPDATE FOR 03/29/20

Contact Name: Chris Song

Contact: chris.song@nashville.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: March 29, 2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Mayor John Cooper’s office issued the following announcements regarding Metro’s citywide coronavirus (COVID-19) monitoring and response efforts in coordination with area hospitals, healthcare providers, medical colleges, and other community partners.

METRO PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT

Metro Public Health Department officials announced today a total number of 394 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County, an increase of 18 cases in the past 24 hours.  The confirmed cases range in age from two-months-old to 84-years-old. Of the confirmed cases, two patients have died from complications due to the coronavirus disease; 14 others remain hospitalized; and 80 individuals have recovered from the virus. The remaining cases are self-isolating at home and have mild and manageable symptoms. MPHD received 60 calls to its COVID-19 hotline yesterday.

Total number of Cases: 394
Number of Cases confirmed today: 18

Cases by sex
Male: 191
Female: 199
Unknown: 4

Total Cases by age

Unknown 26
0-10 4
11-20 22
21-30 159
31-40 60
41-50 49
51-60 34
61-70 21
71-80 16
81+ 3
Total 394
Recovered 80
Deaths 2
Total active cases 312

 

Total number of tests administered Total positive results Positive results as percentage of total
4185 394 9.0%

 

Health officials remind everyone to take steps to stop the spread of germs like COVID-19. These include:

  • Practice social distancing as defined by the CDC (6 feet apart). Do not gather in groups larger than 10.
  • Stay at home, unless leaving your home is absolutely necessary because you have medical needs or are an essential worker.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing.
  • Don’t touch the T-zone of your face: your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Stay away from others in your home if you are sick.

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NOTE: As a reminder, there is no live press briefing scheduled for Sunday, March 29, 2020. WebEx and MNN broadcast press briefings will resume on Monday, March 30, 2020 at 9:30 AM Central Time.