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DAILY METRO COVID19 PRESS UPDATE

07/14/20

DAILY METRO COVID19 PRESS UPDATE

 

Contact Name: Chris Song

Contact: chris.song@nashville.gov

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: July 14, 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 COVID-19 RESPONSE

Beginning on Wednesday July 15th, hours of operation at all three Metro Community Assessment Centers will shift to 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, to help keep assessment center staff and volunteers safe during extreme daytime heat and to offer Davidson County residents more opportunities to receive COVID-19 tests outside of normal business hours.

Testing at all Community Assessment Centers is free to the public.

 

METRO PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT

 

Metro Public Health Department officials announced today 15,456 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County.

There have been no new additional probable cases in the past 24 hours.

Probable cases refer to those that do not test positive in a diagnostic test but might have tested positive in a different form of test like an antibody or serologic test. Probable cases also could refer to cases that were never tested but exhibited the factors consistent with a COVID-19 infection, like symptoms and close contacts of confirmed cases.

Including both confirmed and probable cases, MPHD officials announced a total of 15,473 cases, an increase of 771 in the past 24 hours.

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

There have been no new probable deaths in the past 24 hours.

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 two new additional confirmed deaths reported in the past 24 hours, a 76-year-old man and a 90-year-old woman, both with underlying health concerns.

A total of one-hundred forty (140) people in Davidson County have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including both confirmed and probable cases, 143 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.

9,894 individuals have recovered from the virus.

Available hospital beds: 26 percent

Available ICU beds: 28 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 290 calls on Monday, July 13, 2020.

Total number of cases: 15,473
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 771

Cases by sex
Male: 8,020
Female: 7,183
Unknown: 270

Total Cases by age

Unknown 2,461
0-10 612
11-20 1,277
21-30 3,784
31-40 2,691
41-50 1,915
51-60 1,334
61-70 747
71-80 398
81+ 254
Total 15,473
Recovered 9,894
Deaths 143
Total active cases 5,436

 

Total number of people tested Total positive/probable cases Total negative results Positive results as percentage of total
127,502 15,473 112,029 12.1%

 

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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