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Daily Metro COVID19 Press Update for March 29

3/29/2020
Chris Song

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 394 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County, an increase of 18 cases in the past 24 hours.  The confirmed cases range in age from two-months-old to 84-years-old. Of the confirmed cases, two patients have died from complications due to the coronavirus disease; 14 others remain hospitalized; and 80 individuals have recovered from the virus. The remaining cases are self-isolating at home and have mild and manageable symptoms. MPHD received 60 calls to its COVID-19 hotline yesterday.

Total number of Cases: 394

Number of Cases confirmed today: 18

Cases by sex

  • Male: 191
  • Female: 199
  • Unknown: 4

Total Cases by age

Age Group (years) Number of Cases
Unknown 26
0-10 4
11-20 22
21-30 159
31-40 60
41-50 49
51-60 34
61-70 21
71-80 16
81+ 3
Total 394
Recovered 80
Deaths 2
Total active cases 312
  • Total number of tests administered: 4185
  • Total positive results: 394
  • Positive results as percentage of total: 9.0%

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 apart). Do not gather in groups larger than 10.
  • 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.
  • Don’t touch the T-zone of your face: your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Stay away from others in your home if you are sick.

NOTE: As a reminder, there is no live press briefing scheduled for Sunday, March 29, 2020. WebEx and MNN broadcast press briefings will resume on Monday, March 30, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. Central Time.