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DAILY METRO COVID19 PRESS UPDATE

07/28/20

DAILY METRO COVID19 PRESS UPDATE

 Contact Name: Chris Song

Contact: chris.song@nashville.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: July 28, 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 20,488 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County.

There have been two new probable cases in the past 24 hours.

Probable cases refer to those that do not test positive in a diagnostic test but do have supporting epidemiological and clinical evidence that a COVID-19 infection has occurred. If a person is a close contact of a COVID-19 case and has a clinically compatible illness, he or she meets the criteria to be a probable case. Additionally, if a health care provider diagnoses a person with clinically compatible illness with COVID-19, this person meets the probable case criteria.

Including both confirmed and probable cases, MPHD officials announced a total of 20,517 cases, an increase of 363 in the past 24 hours.

The cases range in age from 1 month to 102 years.

There has been one new probable death reported in the past 24 hours, a 94-year-old man, with underlying health conditions.

When the health care provider who signs the death certificate determines COVID-19 disease was the cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death, this person meets the probable case criteria and would be considered a probable death.

There have been 11 additional confirmed deaths reported in the past 24 hours, a 59-year-old female, 69-year-old female, 62-year-old female, 71-year-old female, 84-year-old female, 86-year-old female, 66-year-old female, 77-year-old man, 57-year-old man, and an 83-year-old man, all with underlying health conditions.  There was a death of a 53-year-old man, with a pending medical history.

A total of one-hundred eighty (180) people in Davidson County have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including both confirmed and probable cases, 189 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.

14,987 individuals have recovered from the virus.

Available hospital beds: 18 percent

Available ICU beds: 12 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 87 calls on Monday, July 27, 2020.

Total number of cases: 20,517
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 363

Cases by sex
Male: 10,345
Female: 9,889
Unknown: 283

Total Cases by age

Unknown 47
0-10 986
11-20 2,053
21-30 6,202
31-40 4,178
41-50 2,908
51-60 2,005
61-70 1,192
71-80 584
81+ 362
Total 20,517
Recovered 14,987
Deaths 189
Total active cases 5,341

 

Total number of people tested Total positive/probable cases Total negative results Positive results as percentage of total
164,465 20,517 143,948 12.5%

 

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).
  • Gatherings are recommended to be kept at 25 people or fewer, to the extent possible. Intimate gatherings are the most high-risk setting for transmission of COVID-19.
  • 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 if possible.
  • 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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