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DAILY METRO COVID19 PRESS UPDATE FOR 05/03/20

05/3/20

DAILY METRO COVID19 PRESS UPDATE FOR 05/03/20

 

Contact Name: Chris Song

Contact: chris.song@nashville.gov

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: May 3, 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 3,026 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County, an increase of 151 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. 1,605 individuals have recovered from the virus.

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 72 calls on Saturday, May 2, 2020.

Total number of cases: 3,026
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 151

Cases by sex
Male: 1,471
Female: 1,354
Unknown: 201

Total Cases by age

Unknown 181
0-10 77
11-20 206
21-30 762
31-40 578
41-50 449
51-60 372
61-70 236
71-80 109
81+ 56
Total 3,026
Recovered 1,605
Deaths 27
Total active cases 1,394

 

Total number of tests administered Total positive results Total negative results Positive results as percentage of total
28,685 3,026 25,659 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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