DAILY METRO COVID19 PRESS UPDATE
Contact Name: Chris Song
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: July 9, 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 PRESS UPDATE
The attached graphic will be referenced during the 7/9 Metro COVID-19 Press Update.
METRO PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT
Metro Public Health Department officials announced today 13,425 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County.
There has been no new additional probable case 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 13,440 cases, an increase of 688 in the past 24 hours.
172 of the 688 new cases date back to late June. MPHD is now working with a new lab and expects to eliminate or significantly reduce future reporting delays.
The cases range in age from 1 month to 102 years.
There has 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.
Eight additional confirmed deaths have been reported in the past 24 hours, a 94-year old woman, an 81-year old man, an 86-year old man, a 91-year old man, a 77 year-old man, a 46-year old man, a 60-year old man, and a 63-year old man. The medical history of all eight deaths is pending.
A total of one-hundred twenty-nine (129) people in Davidson County have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including both confirmed and probable cases, 132 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.
8,729 individuals have recovered from the virus.
Available hospital beds: 19 percent
Available ICU beds: 24 percent
The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 256 calls on Wednesday, July 8, 2020.
Total number of cases: 13,440
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 688
Cases by sex
Total Cases by age
|Total active cases||4,579|
|Total number of people tested||Total positive/probable cases||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).
- 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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