DAILY METRO COVID19 PRESS UPDATE FOR 04/14/20
Contact Name: Chris Song
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: April 14, 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 1,457 confirmed cases of coronavirus COVID-19 in Nashville/Davidson County, an increase of 72 in the past 24 hours.
The confirmed cases range in age from 2 months to 94 years.
Three additional deaths have been reported in Davidson County, all were males, ages 41, 75, and 82 years old, and all had underlying health conditions. There has now been a total of sixteen (16) COVID-19 related deaths among Davidson County residents.
Sixty-two (62) Davidson County residents with confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been hospitalized since the outbreak began; 307 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 270 calls on Monday, April 13, 2020.
Total number of Cases: 1,457
Cases Reported in the Past 24 Hours: 72
Cases by sex
Total Cases by age
|Total active cases||1,134|
|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.
CALL FOR PROTECTIVE CLOTH MASK DONATIONS
Mayor Cooper is asking all residents to help our city workers. Metro needs residents to help create protective cloth masks for the essential workers who are keeping Nashville running. Donations should be left at the Community Resource Center, 218 Omohundro Pl, Nashville, TN 37210.
MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES
The entire world is facing unprecedented fear and uncertainty. Recommended social distancing protocols mean more people are feeling isolated than ever before. Metro Nashville, in partnership with Psych Hub, is sharing the below resources to help people build resilience and find ways to cope.
We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
Persons in crisis should call the Mobile Crisis line at 615-726-0125, or the Crisis Center at 615-244-7444, or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255).
For more information about the Clinical Health Services offered by Metro Health, click here.
- Coping with Mental Health Issues From COVID-19
- Tips for Managing Social Isolation
- Tips for Managing Working from Home
- Wellness Tips for Improving Your Mental Health
- The Connection Between Mental and Physical Health
- Drinking or Using More Than Intended
- Depressed Mood: Smiling on the Outside
- Self Care as a Caregiver: Protecting Yourself from Burnout
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- What is Anxiety
- Panic Attacks: Dying Every Time
- Difficulty Sleeping
Resources for Youth:
- Youth Mental Health Crisis: Options and Resources
- Depression and Anxiety in Youth: What a Family Needs to Know
- Traumatic Events During Childhood: How to Help in the Moment
- Youth Suicide: What a Family Needs to Know
Health care workers, including those on the front line of the pandemic and those providing behavioral health care, are also suffering mental health consequences. A recent survey found that, of 1,257 health care workers caring for COVID-19 patients in China, 71.5% report experiencing symptoms of psychological distress. Additionally, 50% showed symptoms of depression, 45% of anxiety, and 34% of insomnia. Health care providers in the United States are likely to suffer the same symptoms, so we hope to get ahead of that with these resources.
Resources for Health Care Providers:
American Psychological Association (APA): APA’s resources include articles, tip sheets, podcasts, and webinars to support the mental wellness of psychologists, health care professionals, and those in quarantine due to COVID-19. Learn more at www.apa.org/COVID-19.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP): AFSP’s resources are designed to help everyone to take care of their mental health and to reach out and stay connected to those who may be isolated and need the extra support. Learn more about AFSP’s resources on Mental Health and COVID19 by visiting https://afsp.org/COVID19
Columbia Psychiatry: Columbia Psychiatry resources include articles, mini-courses, podcasts, webinars and interviews to support the work and mental wellness of health care professionals, researchers, patients and those in quarantine due to COVID-19. Learn more at https://www.cuimc.columbia.edu/coronavirus-resource-center and https://www.columbiapsychiatry.org/news/covid-19-updates-and-information-columbia-psychiatry
Mental Health America: Mental Health America provides guidance in numerous areas, including financial support, tools and information on anxiety, tools to connect with others, resources for immediate response, webinars, live events and workshops, for mental health providers, parents, caregivers, older adults, domestic violence survivors, the LGBTQ community, veterans, how-to articles, and general information about COVID-19. Find the comprehensive list at mhanational.org/covid19.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): NAMI’s resources address FAQs regarding the intersection between the coronavirus and people affected by mental illness and their families and caregivers. Topics range from managing anxiety and social isolation to accessing health care and medications. Learn more at https://nami.org/covid-19.
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