Entering Easter Weekend, the Mayor's Office has released the information below on the developing COVID-19 situation. As the data makes clear, Metro Nashville's mitigation efforts have been relatively effective, when compared to other major metropolitan areas. However, there is wide concern that this holiday weekend could lead many to disregard safety measures in order to attend family gatherings or religious services. Experts worry this could have a devastating effect, potentially restarting the epidemic. Most churches are offering virtual services online, and citizens are encouraged to enjoy time with family via video conferences and phone calls.

 

 

METRO PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT

Metro Public Health Department officials announced today a total number of 1,256 confirmed cases of coronavirus COVID-19 in Nashville/Davidson County, an increase of 32 in the past 24 hours.

The confirmed cases range in age from 2 months to 94 years.

There has been a total of thirteen (13) deaths in Davidson County.

Fifty-two (52) individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 have been hospitalized, and 251 individuals have recovered from the virus. The remaining cases are self-isolating at home and have mild and manageable symptoms.

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 207 calls on Friday, April 10, 2020.

Total number of Cases: 1,256

Cases by sex

Male: 592

Female: 626

Unknown: 38

Total Cases by age

Unknown29
0-1017
11-2063
21-30433
31-40216
41-50155
51-60170
61-70109
71-8052
81+12
Total1,256
Recovered251
Deaths13
Total active cases992

 

Total number of tests administeredTotal positive resultsTotal negative resultsPositive results as percentage of total
13,2651,25612,0099.5 %

 

PUBLIC HEALTH REMINDERS

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 10.
  • Wear a cloth face covering when in a community setting, especially in situations where you may be near people. These settings include grocery stores and pharmacies. These face coverings are not a substitute for social distancing.
  • Stay at home, unless leaving your home is absolutely necessary because you have medical needs or are an essential worker.
  • 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.
  • Stay away from others in your home if you are sick.

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This article has been republished from Out & About Nashville, and was part of a series of first-person pieces written by the late Bobbi Williams.

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