DAILY METRO COVID19 PRESS UPDATE FOR 03/29/20
Contact Name: Chris Song
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
Total Cases by age
|Total active cases||312|
|Total number of tests administered||Total positive results||Positive results as percentage of total|
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.