DAILY METRO COVID19 PRESS UPDATE FOR 05/20/20
Contact Name: Chris Song
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
|Race||Negative||Positive||Negative||Positive||Negative||Positive||Total||Assessment Center %|
|Black or African American||0||5||0||1||0||0||6||0.4%|
|Two or More Races||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.0%|
NDR COVID Deaths by Race
|Number of Deaths||Number of Cases||Case Fatality Rate|
Cases by sex
Total Cases by age
|Total active cases||1,357|
|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 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.
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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