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DAILY METRO COVID19 PRESS UPDATE FOR 05/02/20

05/2/20

DAILY METRO COVID19 PRESS UPDATE FOR 05/02/20

 Contact Name: Chris Song

Contact: chris.song@nashville.gov

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: May 2, 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 2,875 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County, an increase of 43 in the past 24 hours.

The confirmed cases range in age from 2 months to 99 years.

A total of twenty-seven (27) people have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. 1,548 individuals have recovered from the virus.

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 270 calls on Friday, May 1, 2020.

Total number of cases: 2,875
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 43

Cases by sex
Male: 1,379
Female: 1,290
Unknown: 206

Total Cases by age

Unknown 162
0-10 67
11-20 195
21-30 738
31-40 540
41-50 432
51-60 359
61-70 225
71-80 104
81+ 53
Total 2,875
Recovered 1,548
Deaths 27
Total active cases 1,300

 

Total number of tests administered Total positive results Total negative results Positive results as percentage of total
27,259 2,875 24,384 10.5%

 

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.

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