DAILY METRO COVID19 PRESS UPDATE FOR 04/06/20
Contact Name: Chris Song
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: April 6, 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.
Mayor John Cooper today urged all Nashville residents to wear face coverings, such as homemade cloth masks, whenever they are not inside their homes. All participants at Monday morning’s Metro COVID-19 press briefing wore masks to demonstrate the importance of wearing face coverings while also practicing safe social distancing while engaging in essential tasks.
Mayor Cooper also encouraged Nashvillians who are crafting and donating homemade masks to deliver their masks to the Community Resource Center, located at 218 Omohundro Place. Donations are accepted Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
“Your donated masks will be distributed to essential personnel who are not healthcare workers or first responders but are nonetheless part of Nashville’s citywide COVID-19 response to continue delivery critical services to Davidson County residents,” said Mayor Cooper.
Anyone interested in learning how to make and donate homemade masks to support the COVID-19 response can visit covid19.nashville.gov.
METRO PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT
Metro Public Health Department officials announced today a total number of 1,034 confirmed cases of coronavirus COVID-19 in Nashville/Davidson County, an increase of 110 cases in the past 24 hours. The confirmed cases range in age from 2 months to 85 years.
Health officials have confirmed a total of six deaths in Davidson County.
Thirty-seven (37) individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 remain hospitalized, and 129 individuals have recovered from the virus. The remaining cases are self-isolating at home and have mild and manageable symptoms.
The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 142 calls on Sunday, April 5, 2020.
Total number of Cases: 1,034
Number of Cases confirmed today: 110
Cases by sex
Total Cases by age
|Total active cases||899|
|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 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 10.
- Wear a cloth face covering when in a community setting, especially in situations where you may be near people. These settings include grocery stores and pharmacies. These face coverings are not a substitute for social distancing.
- 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.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
- Stay away from others in your home if you are sick.
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