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DAILY METRO COVID19 PRESS UPDATE FOR 05/27/20

05/27/20

DAILY METRO COVID19 PRESS UPDATE FOR 05/27/20

 

Contact Name: Chris Song

Contact: chris.song@nashville.gov

 

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

18-May 20-May 22-May
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 7 1 2 0 0 10 0.9%
Other Race 1 22 0 4 0 0 27 2.3%
Pending 547 26 440 65 0 0 1078 93.2%
Two or More Races 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.1%
Unknown 0 10 0 0 0 0 10 0.9%
White 0 27 1 2 0 0 30 2.6%
Ethnicity
Pending 547 22 442 62 0 0 1073 92.7%
Hispanic 1 56 0 7 0 0 64 5.5%
Non-Hispanic 0 15 0 4 0 0 19 1.6%
Unknown 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.1%
Total 548 94 442 73 0 0 1157 100.0%

 

COVID-19 Deaths by Race/Ethnicity

Number of Deaths Number of Cases Case Fatality Rate
Total 58 5068 1.1%
Sex
Male 39 2700 1.4%
Female 19 2195 0.9%
Race
Asian 1 278 0.4%
Black 24 637 3.8%
Other 4 763 0.5%
White 29 1718 1.7%
Ethnicity
Hispanic 8 1321 0.6%
Non-Hispanic 50 1998 2.5%

 

Cases by sex
Male: 2,700
Female: 2,195
Unknown: 173

Total Cases by age

Unknown 70
0-10 172
11-20 424
21-30 1,241
31-40 1,069
41-50 815
51-60 635
61-70 383
71-80 173
81+ 86
Total 5,068
Recovered 3,859
Deaths 58
Total active cases 1,151

 

Total number of tests administered Total positive results Total negative results Positive results as percentage of total
54,979 5,068 49,911 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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