Daily Metro COVID19 Press Update for April 5
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
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- 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.