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DAILY METRO COVID19 PRESS UPDATE FOR 05/26/20

05/26/20

DAILY METRO COVID19 PRESS UPDATE FOR 05/26/20

 

Contact Name: Chris Song

Contact: chris.song@nashville.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: May 26, 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 4,974 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County, an increase of 153 in the past 24 hours.

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

There has been one additional death reported in the past 24 hours, a 90-year old woman. It is not known at this time if she had underlying health conditions.

A total of fifty-six (56) people have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. 3,571 individuals have recovered from the virus.

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline was closed on Monday, May 25th in observance of Memorial Day.

Total number of cases: 4,974
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 153

Cases by sex
Male: 2,653
Female: 2,156
Unknown: 165

Total Cases by age

Unknown 161
0-10 165
11-20 404
21-30 1,197
31-40 1,012
41-50 786
51-60 616
61-70 380
71-80 169
81+ 84
Total 4,974
Recovered 3,571
Deaths 56
Total active cases 1,347

 

Total number of tests administered Total positive results Total negative results Positive results as percentage of total
54,104 4,974 49,130 9.2%

 

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 25.
  • 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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