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Daily Metro COVID19 Press Update for April 21

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 1,936 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County, an increase of 33 in the past 24 hours.

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

Two additional deaths have been reported in Davidson County, an 85-year old male and a 63-year old female. Both had underlying health conditions.

Twenty-two (22) people have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. 987 individuals have recovered from the virus.

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 372 calls on Monday, April 20, 2020.

Total number of cases: 1,936

Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 33

Cases by sex

  • Male: 894
  • Female: 882
  • Unknown: 160

Total Cases by age

Age Group (years) Number of Cases
Unknown 167
0-10 29
11-20 95
21-30 536
31-40 352
41-50 261
51-60 240
61-70 155
71-80 78
81+ 23             
Total 1,936
Recovered 987
Deaths 22
Total active cases 927
  • Total number of tests administered: 18,198
  • Total positive results: 1,936
  • Total negative results: 16,262
  • Positive results as percentage of total: 10.6%

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.

United Way of Greater Nashville COVID-19 Response Fund

United Way of Greater Nashville announced today that the COVID-19 Response Fund allocated $1.17 million, its third round of funding, to 44 local nonprofit organizations that are helping individuals and families impacted by the coronavirus outbreak.

The Fund has raised just over $3.9 million, thanks to generous gifts from local foundations, corporations and community members. More than half — $2 million—has already been distributed. Donations are decreasing, and yet much more is required to meet the growing needs of the COVID-19 pandemic and to help those who are struggling. Funded agencies have wait lists of 4,000 people looking for help paying their rent, buying groceries and finding childcare so they can continue to work.

Learn more about the United Way of Greater Nashville COVID-19 Response Fund