DAILY METRO COVID19 PRESS UPDATE FOR 04/15/20
Contact Name: Chris Song
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: April 15, 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 1,492 confirmed cases of coronavirus COVID-19 in Nashville/Davidson County, an increase of 35 in the past 24 hours.
The confirmed cases range in age from 2 months to 94 years.
An additional death was reported in Davidson County, an 81-year-old man with underlying health conditions. A total of seventeen (17) people have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19.
Sixty-seven (67) Davidson County residents who had confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been hospitalized in Davidson County facilities. 324 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 207 calls on Tuesday, April 14, 2020.
Total number of Cases: 1,492
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 35
Cases by sex
Total Cases by age
|Total active cases||1,151|
|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.
COURTS AND OFFICES
Register of Deeds – SBA Loan Application
For those businesses seeking a federal small business loan as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the Davidson County Register of Deeds can provide the charter document required for the application process, according to Register of Deeds Karen Johnson. If the charter was filed with the Register’s office, as instructed by the Secretary of State when it was issued, the document is available free of charge.
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act allocated $350 billion to help small businesses keep workers employed amid the pandemic and economic downturn. Known as the Paycheck Protection Program, the initiative provides 100% federally guaranteed loans to small businesses that maintain their payroll during this emergency. These loans may be forgiven if borrowers maintain their payrolls during the crisis or restore their payrolls afterward.
For more information, click here.
While in the middle of a tornado relief campaign that generated more than half a million dollars for Nashville, the “I Believe In Nashville” charitable team pivoted to COVID-19 relief, donating 24,000 “I Believe In Hope” face masks to the public – 4,000 of which were donated to Metro Nashville’s essential work force.
The team behind the humanitarian campaign includes Rich Egan of “I Believe in Nashville” together with sales and distribution partners Tim Gerst, Brian Cronin, and Matt Wilson from the Nashville, TN Store.
Following the giveaway, the team has been fielding orders for the masks from companies large and small across the country. They have made face masks available at cost for $6 each.
Order the “I Believe In Hope” face masks at @ibelieveinnashville or @nashvilletn, or visit NashvilleTNStore.com.
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