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Daily Metro COVID19 Press Update for March 22

3/22/2020
Chris Song

Mayor John Cooper’s office issued the following announcements on Metro’s citywide coronavirus (COVID-19) monitoring and response efforts in coordination with area hospitals, healthcare providers, and other community partners:

Mayor's Office

Mayor John Cooper today announced the “Safer at Home Order,” issued by the Medical Director pursuant to the Metro of Public Health Department’s declaration of a Health Emergency. This order closes non-essential businesses and encourages residents throughout Davidson County to stay home when possible and avoid gathering in groups of more than 10 people for non-essential purposes.

Until further notice, all businesses not performing essential services have been ordered closed for 14 days beginning at 12:01 a.m. Monday, March 23. A complete list of essential service categories can be found at covid19.nashville.gov.

This new public health measure is an extension of actions the city has already taken to reduce public gatherings and contact. The order will further protect Nashville residents and support the work of Nashville’s healthcare providers by “flattening the curve” of the coronavirus disease across Davidson County. The “Safer at Home Order” in response to COVID-19 is reflective of a close partnership between Metro Government and local healthcare partners.

Metro Public Health Department

Metro Public Health Department officials announced today a total number of 179 confirmed cases of coronavirus COVID-19 in Nashville/Davidson County, an increase of 46 cases in the past 24 hours. The age range for all confirmed cases in Nashville is from 11 to 73 years old. Of the confirmed cases, one patient has died from complications due to the Coronavirus. Two others remain hospitalized. 27 people have recovered from the virus, an increase of eight in the past 24 hours. The remaining 149 cases are self-isolating at home and have mild and manageable symptoms.

Total number of Cases: 179

Number of Cases confirmed today: 46

Cases by sex

  • Male: 68
  • Female: 79
  • Unknown: 32

Cases by age

Age Group Number of Cases
Unknown 25
5-17 3
18-49 124
50-64 15
65+ 12
Total 179
Recovered 27
Total Active Cases 151

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. Avoid large gatherings, and maintain distance (approximately 6 feet or 2 meters) from others when 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.
  • Don’t touch your eyes, nose, or mouth.
  • Stay home if you are sick,
  • Stay away from people who are sick.

COVID-19 Response Fund

Need Assistance?

The United Way of Greater Nashville COVID-19 Response Fund was established to help community members facing financial hardship during the COVID-19 crisis. The fund allocates resources to help Nashvillians with:

  • Rental/mortgage payments
  • Food
  • Utility Payments
  • Other financial assistance and support

To donate to the fund, please visit United Way Nashville's Donation page.