DAILY METRO COVID19 PRESS UPDATE FOR 05/27/20
Contact Name: Chris Song
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: May 27, 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 5,068 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County, an increase of 94 in the past 24 hours.
The confirmed cases range in age from 1 month to 100 years.
There have been two additional deaths reported in the past 24 hours, a 68-year-old man and a 72-year-old man, both of whom had underlying health conditions.
A total of fifty-eight (58) people have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. 3,859 individuals have recovered from the virus.
Available hospital beds available: 31 percent
Available ICU beds available: 28 percent
The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 247 calls on Tuesday, May 26, 2020.
Total number of cases: 5,068
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 94
Metro Testing by Race/Ethnicity
|Race||Negative||Positive||Negative||Positive||Negative||Positive||Total||Assessment Center %|
|Black or African American||0||7||1||2||0||0||10||0.9%|
|Two or More Races||0||1||0||0||0||0||1||0.1%|
COVID-19 Deaths by Race/Ethnicity
|Number of Deaths||Number of Cases||Case Fatality Rate|
Cases by sex
Total Cases by age
|Total active cases||1,151|
|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 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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