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Daily Metro COVID19 Press Update for April 12

4/12/2020
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 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 by sex

  • Male: 632
  • Female: 668
  • Unknown: 48

Total Cases by age

Age Group (years) Number of Cases
Unknown 66
0-10 17
11-20 66
21-30 443
31-40 226
41-50 162
51-60 181
61-70 117
71-80 57
81+ 13
Total 1,348
Recovered 279
Deaths 13
Total active cases 1,056
  • Total number of tests administered: 13,985
  • Total positive results: 1,348
  • Total negative results: 12,637
  • Positive results as percentage of total: 9.6 %

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.