DAILY METRO COVID19 PRESS UPDATE
Contact Name: Chris Song
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: June 18, 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 COVID-19 PRESS BRIEFING
Several documents are attached that will be referenced during the 6/18 Metro COVID-19 Press Briefing.
METRO PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT
Metro Public Health Department officials announced today a total number of 7,539 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County.
There have been no new probable cases reported 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 7,550 cases, an increase of 67 in the past 24 hours.
The cases range in age from 1 month to 100 years.
There have been no new probable deaths reported in the past 24 hours.
When the health care provider signs the death certificate determined 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.
A total of eighty (86) people in Davidson County have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including both confirmed and probable cases, 89 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.
5,626 individuals have recovered from the virus.
Available hospital beds: 25 percent
Available ICU beds: 18 percent
The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 152 calls on Wednesday, June 17, 2020.
Total number of probable and confirmed cases: 7,550
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 67
Cases by sex
Total Cases by age
|Total active cases||1,835|
|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). Do not gather in groups larger than 25.
- 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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