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 1,348 confirmed cases of coronavirus COVID-19 in Nashville/Davidson County, an increase of 92 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-seven (57) individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 have been hospitalized, and 279 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 70 calls on Saturday, April 11, 2020.

Total number of Cases: 1,348

Cases Reported in the Past 24 Hours: 92

Cases by sex

Male: 632

Female: 668

Unknown: 48

Total Cases by age

Unknown66
0-1017
11-2066
21-30443
31-40226
41-50162
51-60181
61-70117
71-8057
81+13
Total1,348
Recovered279
Deaths13
Total active cases1,056

Total number of tests administeredTotal positive resultsTotal negative resultsPositive results as percentage of total
13,9851,34812,6379.6 %

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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