DAILY METRO COVID19 PRESS UPDATE FOR 04/03/20
Contact Name: Chris Song
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: April 3, 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 808 confirmed cases of coronavirus COVID-19 in Nashville/Davidson County, an increase of 23 cases in the past 24 hours. The confirmed cases range in age from 2 months to 85 years. Yesterday’s report included a one-month-old infant. Further investigation has confirmed that the one-month-old is not a Davidson County resident.
Health officials confirmed a sixth Davidson County death related to COVID-19, a 60-year-old man with underlying health conditions.
Twenty-six (26) individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 remain hospitalized, and 103 individuals have recovered from the virus. The remaining cases are self-isolating at home and have mild and manageable symptoms
Of the 808 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 75 individuals are healthcare workers; 56 of those healthcare workers have recovered from the virus.
The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 452 calls on Thursday, April 2, 2020.
Total number of Cases: 808
Number of Cases confirmed today: 23
Cases by sex
Total Cases by age
|Total active cases||699|
|Total number of tests administered||Total positive results||Total negative results||Positive results as percentage of total|
Health officials remind everyone to take steps to stop the spread of 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.
NASHVILLE FARMERS’ MARKET
The Nashville Farmers’ Market will remain closed to the general public through Friday, April 24.
The Farmers’ Market is now offering parking lot pick-up for customers. Customers now have the ability to pre-order produce and goods for pick up at 900 Rose L. Parks Market entrance.
Daily activities, including restaurant service, retail stores, Farmers’ Market operations, garden center retail and services, tours, classes, workshops and special events, are suspended until Friday, April 24.
The community is encouraged to contact merchants directly to order grocery essentials.
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