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Daily Metro COVID19 Press Update for April 5

4/5/2020
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 924 confirmed cases of coronavirus COVID-19 in Nashville/Davidson County, an increase of 68 cases in the past 24 hours. The confirmed cases range in age from 2 months to 85 years.

Health officials have confirmed a total of six deaths in Davidson County.

Thirty-two (32) individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 remain hospitalized, and 125 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 204 calls on Saturday, April 4, 2020.

Total number of Cases: 924

Number of Cases confirmed today: 68

Cases by sex

  • Male: 430
  • Female: 468
  • Unknown: 26

Total Cases by age

Age Group (years) Number of Cases
Unknown 91
0-10 15
11-20 47             
21-30 312
31-40 152
41-50 94
51-60 109
61-70 65
71-80 32
81+ 7
Total 924
Recovered 125
Deaths 6
Total active cases 793
  • Total number of tests administered: 9,381
  • Total positive results: 924
  • Total negative results: 8,456
  • Positive results as percentage of total: 9.9 %

Health officials remind everyone to take steps to stop the spread of 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.