DAILY METRO COVID19 PRESS UPDATE FOR 04/13/20
Contact Name: Chris Song
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: April 13, 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.
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METRO PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT
Metro Public Health Department officials announced today a total number of 1,385 confirmed cases of coronavirus COVID-19 in Nashville/Davidson County, an increase of 37 in the past 24 hours.
The confirmed cases range in age from 2 months to 94 years.
There has been a total of thirteen (13) deaths in Davidson County.
Eighty-six (86) individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 have been hospitalized, and 291 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 51 calls on Sunday, April 12, 2020.
Total number of cases: 1,385
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 37
Cases by sex
Total Cases by age
|Total active cases||1,081|
|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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