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Daily Metro COVID19 Press Update for April 18

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 1,680 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County, an increase of 83 in the past 24 hours.

The confirmed cases range in age from 2 months to 94 years.

A total of twenty (20) people have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. 871 individuals have recovered from the virus.

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 318 calls on Friday, April 17, 2020.

Total number of cases: 1,680

Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 83

Cases by sex

  • Male: 789
  • Female: 784
  • Unknown: 107

Total Cases by age

Age Group (years) Number of Cases
Unknown 20
0-10 25
11-20 84
21-30 517
31-40 324
41-50 239
51-60 225
61-70 148
71-80 75
81+ 23
Total 1,680
Recovered 871
Deaths 20
Total active cases 789
  • Total number of tests administered: 16,481
  • Total positive results: 1,680
  • Total negative results: 14,801
  • Positive results as percentage of total: 10.2%

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.