DAILY METRO COVID19 PRESS UPDATE
Contact Name: Chris Song
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: June 23, 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.
Beginning Thursday, June 25th, Metro COVID-19 Press Briefings will take place once a week on Thursday mornings at 9:30 a.m. CDT. On mornings when a press briefing is not being broadcast, daily press updates for local journalists and reporters will be published online by 9:30 a.m. CDT and is accessible at covid19.nashville.gov.
METRO PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT
Metro Public Health Department officials announced today 8,258 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County.
There have been no new probable cases in the past 24 hours.
Probable cases refer to those that do not test positive in a diagnostic test but might have tested positive in a different form of test like an antibody or serologic test. Probable cases also could refer to cases that were never tested but exhibited the factors consistent with a COVID-19 infection, like symptoms and close contacts of confirmed cases.
Including both confirmed and probable cases, MPHD officials announced a total of 8,267 cases, an increase of 76 in the past 24 hours.
The cases range in age from 1 month to 100 years.
There have been no new probable deaths in the past 24 hours.
When the health care provider who signs the death certificate determines COVID-19 disease was the cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death, this person meets the probable case criteria and would be considered a probable death.
There have been two confirmed deaths reported in the past 24 hours, a 55-year old male and a 67-year old male. Both had underlying health conditions.
A total of eighty (89) people in Davidson County have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including both confirmed and probable cases, 92 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.
6,183 individuals have recovered from the virus.
Available hospital beds: 24 percent
Available ICU beds: 27 percent
The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 302 calls on Monday, June 22, 2020.
Total number of cases: 8,267
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 76
Cases by sex
Total Cases by age
|Total active cases||1,992|
|Total number of people tested||Total positive/probable cases||Total negative 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 of distance from others).
- Gatherings are recommended to be kept at 25 people or fewer, to the extent possible. Intimate gatherings are the most high-risk setting for transmission of COVID-19.
- Wear a cloth face covering when in a community setting, especially in situations where you may be near people. These face coverings are not a substitute for social distancing.
- Stay at home as much as possible. People over 65 years of age or whose health is at risk should remain at home unless absolutely necessary.
- 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.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.
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