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DAILY METRO COVID19 PRESS UPDATE FOR 05/20/20

05/20/20

DAILY METRO COVID19 PRESS UPDATE FOR 05/20/20

 

Contact Name: Chris Song

Contact: chris.song@nashville.gov

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: May 20, 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 4,504 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County, an increase of 114 in the past 24 hours.

The confirmed cases range in age from 1 month to 100 years.

Four additional deaths were reported in Davidson County – a 78-year-old woman, a 73-year-old man, a 54-year-old woman and a 67-year-old woman, all of whom had underlying health conditions.

A total of fifty (50) people have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. 3,097 individuals have recovered from the virus.

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 168 calls on Tuesday, May 19, 2020.

Total number of cases: 4,504
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 114

 

MPHD Testing by Race/Ethnicity

5/11/2020 5/13/2020 5/15/2020
Race Negative Positive Negative Positive Negative Positive Total Assessment Center %
Asian 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.1%
Black or African American 0 5 0 1 0 0 6 0.4%
Other Race 0 21 0 10 0 2 33 2.2%
Pending 531 20 535 79 142 87 1394 93.9%
Two or More Races 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0%
Unknown 0 4 0 1 0 0 5 0.3%
White 2 30 1 9 0 3 45 3.0%
Ethnicity
Pending 532 12 535 74 142 87 1382 93.1%
Hispanic 1 52 0 22 0 3 78 5.3%
Non-Hispanic 0 15 1 4 0 2 22 1.5%
Unknown 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.1%
Total 533 81 536 100 142 92 1484 100.0%

 

NDR COVID Deaths by Race

Number of Deaths Number of Cases Case Fatality Rate
Total 50 4504 1.1%
Race
Asian 1 267 0.4%
Black 19 566 3.4%
Other 4 609 0.7%
White 26 1532 1.7%

 

Cases by sex
Male: 2,378
Female: 1,959
Unknown: 167

Total Cases by age

Unknown 134
0-10 134
11-20 353
21-30 1,096
31-40 909
41-50 709
51-60 568
61-70 358
71-80 162
81+ 81
Total 4,504
Recovered 3,097
Deaths 50
Total active cases 1,357

 

Total number of tests administered Total positive results Total negative results Positive results as percentage of total
47,428 4,504 42,924 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.

 

METRO UPDATE

Safe Neighborhoods Webinar

Mayor John Cooper and Metro Public Health Department will host a webinar this Thursday, May 21, 2020 from 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. The focus will be how Davidson County residents can have a safe summer in Nashville’s neighborhoods and communities.

  • Welcome and Introductions: John Cooper, Mayor of Nashville and Davidson County
  • Safe Summer in Nashville Neighborhoods: Michael Caldwell, MD, Director of the Metro Public Health Department
  • Nuts and Bolts of Coronavirus: Alex Jahangir, MD, Chair of the Nashville Coronavirus Task Force and Chair of the Board of the Metro Public Health Department
  • Brains and Brawn – Resources for Keeping Mentally and Physically Active During Coronavirus: Childcare, camps, online resources: Jessica Fain, Chief Strategy Officer, YMCA of Middle Tennessee
  • Food Resources: Brenda Haywood, Deputy Mayor
  • Pools, Playgrounds, and More: Monique Odom, Director of Metro Nashville Parks Department
  • Questions and Answer Period

This webinar will be recorded and made available on the Metro website.

  • Call in Number: (415) 655-0002
  • Event Number: 966 067 254
  • Event Password (case sensitive): Metro2020
  • Event Attendee Link: https://nashville.webex.com/nashville/onstage/g.php?MTID=eef49cf19c418ce914fa6e47e4794cec9

 

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