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Daily Metro COVID19 Press Update for April 20

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 1,903 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County, an increase of 152 in the past 24 hours.

The confirmed cases range in age from 2 months to 99 years.

A total of twenty (20) people have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. 875 individuals have recovered from the virus.

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 86 calls on Sunday, April 19, 2020.

Total number of cases: 1,903

Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 152

Cases by sex

Male: 874
Female: 867
Unknown: 162

Total Cases by age

Age Group (years) Number of Cases
Unknown 10
0-10 35
11-20 109
21-30 565
31-40 377
41-50 283
51-60 263
61-70 159
71-80 79
81+ 23             
Total 1,903
Recovered 875
Deaths 20
Total active cases 1,008
  • Total number of tests administered: 17,773
  • Total positive results: 1,903
  • Total negative results: 15,870
  • Positive results as percentage of total: 10.7%

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.