Daily Metro COVID19 Press Update for April 22
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 1,962 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County, an increase of 26 in the past 24 hours.
The confirmed cases range in age from 2 months to 99 years.
A total of twenty-two (22) people have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. 1,027 individuals have recovered from the virus.
The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 266 calls on Tuesday, April 21, 2020.
Total number of cases: 1,962
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 26
Cases by sex
- Male: 922
- Female: 898
- Unknown: 142
Total Cases by age
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- Total number of tests administered: 19,180
- Total positive results: 1,962
- Total negative results: 17,218
- 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.