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DAILY METRO COVID19 PRESS UPDATE

08/27/20

DAILY METRO COVID19 PRESS UPDATE

 

Contact Name: Chris Song

Contact: chris.song@nashville.gov

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: August 27, 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 graphics are attached that may be referenced during the 8/27 Metro COVID-19 Press Briefing.

 

 

METRO PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT

 

Metro Public Health Department officials announced today 25,485 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 do have supporting epidemiological and clinical evidence that a COVID-19 infection has occurred. If a person is a close contact of a COVID-19 case and has a clinically compatible illness, he or she meets the criteria to be a probable case. Additionally, if a health care provider diagnoses a person with clinically compatible illness with COVID-19, this person meets the probable case criteria.

Including both confirmed and probable cases, MPHD officials announced a total of 25,589 cases, an increase of 137 in the past 24 hours.

The cases range in age from 1 month to 103 years.

There have been no new probable deaths reported 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.

Two additional confirmed deaths have been reported in the past 24 hours, a 66-year-old man and a 102-year-old man, both with underlying health conditions.

A total of two-hundred twenty-four (224) people in Davidson County have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including both confirmed and probable cases, 233 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.

23,492 individuals have recovered from the virus.

New cases per 100,000 people: 18.4

Seven-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests: 9.7

Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds: 15 percent

Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds: 15 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 30 calls on Wednesday, August 26, 2020.

Total number of cases: 25,589
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 137

Cases by sex
Male: 12,788
Female: 12,505
Unknown: 296

Cases by age

Unknown 52
0-10 1,274
11-20 2,650
21-30 7,549
31-40 5,158
41-50 3,584
51-60 2,572
61-70 1,556
71-80 721
81+ 473
Total 25,589
Recovered 23,492
Deaths 233
Total active cases 1,864

 

 

Total number of people tested Total positive/probable cases Total negative results Positive results as percentage of total
211,913 25,589 186,324 12.1%

 

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 to be kept at 25 people or fewer. 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 if possible.
  • 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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