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DAILY METRO COVID19 PRESS UPDATE FOR 05/24/20

05/24/20

DAILY METRO COVID19 PRESS UPDATE FOR 05/24/20

 

Contact Name: Chris Song

Contact: chris.song@nashville.gov

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: May 24, 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 4,731 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County, an increase of 48 in the past 24 hours.

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

A total of fifty-three (53) people have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. 3,528 individuals have recovered from the virus.

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 54 calls on Saturday, May 23, 2020.

Total number of cases: 4,731
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 48

Cases by sex
Male: 2,513
Female: 2,061
Unknown: 157

Total Cases by age

Unknown 35
0-10 161
11-20 389
21-30 1,171
31-40 989
41-50 762
51-60 599
61-70 374
71-80 168
81+ 83
Total 4,731
Recovered 3,528
Deaths 53
Total active cases 1,150

 

Total number of tests administered Total positive results Total negative results Positive results as percentage of total
50,912 4,731 46,181 9.3%

 

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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