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DAILY METRO COVID19 PRESS UPDATE FOR 05/17/20

05/17/20

DAILY METRO COVID19 PRESS UPDATE FOR 05/17/20

 

Contact Name: Chris Song

Contact: chris.song@nashville.gov

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: May 17, 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 4,132 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County, an increase of 83 in the past 24 hours.

The confirmed cases range in age from 1 month to 99 years.

A total of forty-three (43) people have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. 2,851 individuals have recovered from the virus.

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 77 calls on Saturday, May 16, 2020.

Total number of cases: 4,132
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 83

Cases by sex
Male: 2,156
Female: 1,810
Unknown: 166

Total Cases by age

Unknown 77
0-10 120
11-20 314
21-30 1,020
31-40 825
41-50 660
51-60 536
61-70 346
71-80 155
81+ 79
Total 4,132
Recovered 2,851
Deaths 43
Total active cases 1,238

 

Total number of tests administered Total positive results Total negative results Positive results as percentage of total
43,589 4,132 39,457 9.5%

 

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 face coverings are not a substitute for social distancing.
  • Stay at home as much as possible. People over 65 years of age or whose health is at risk should remain at home unless absolutely necessary.
  • 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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