DAILY METRO COVID19 PRESS UPDATE FOR 04/28/20
Contact Name: Chris Song
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: April 28, 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 2,588 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County, an increase of 100 in the past 24 hours.
The confirmed cases range in age from 2 months to 99 years.
Two additional deaths were reported in Davidson County, an 81-year-old male and an 82-year-old female, both of which had underlying health conditions. A total of twenty-four (24) people have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. 1,251 individuals have recovered from the virus.
The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 323 calls on Monday, April 27, 2020.
Total number of cases: 2,588
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 100
Cases by sex
Total Cases by age
|Total active cases||1,313|
|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.
Nashville Farmers’ Market
The Nashville Farmers’ Market has extended its facility closure through May 7 and will continue to offer a drive-thru farmers market every Saturday from 9 am – 12 pm in the parking lot. Customers have the ability to pre-order produce and goods for pick-up.
Pre-order is not required but encouraged to ensure a contactless experience for the merchants and customers. All guests must remain in their vehicles and enter at the 900 Rose L Parks Market entrance. Gardens of Babylon and participating Market House businesses also are offering online ordering, curbside pick-up and home delivery.
The community is encouraged to contact merchants directly to order grocery essentials or curbside pick-up from a participating Market House business.
Metro Nashville Public Schools
Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) will be distributing Second Harvest food boxes Wednesday, April 29, from 1-3 p.m., or while supplies last, at the following sites:
- Glencliff High School: 160 Antioch Pike, Nashville, TN 37211
- Haywood Elementary School: 3790 Turley Drive, Nashville, TN 37211
- Hillwood High School: 400 Davidson Road, Nashville, TN 37205
- McGavock High School: 3150 McGavock Pike, Nashville, TN 3721
- YMCA Camp Widjiwagan: 3088 Smith Springs Road, Nashville, TN 3701
Additionally, in partnership with the Office of Mayor John Cooper, MNPS, Metro Parks and Second Harvest, food boxes will be available at the following Community Centers April 29 from 1-3 p.m., or while supplies last:
- Madison Community Center: 550 North Dupont Avenue Madison, TN 3711
- Hartman Community Center: 2801 Tucker Road Nashville, TN 37218
- Hermitage Community Center: 3720 James Kay Lane Hermitage, TN 37076
- Looby Community Center: 2301 Metro Center Blvd. Nashville, TN 37228
On Thursday, meals will be distributed at 1106 Jefferson Street starting at 11:30 a.m. while supplies last.
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