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Daily Metro COVID19 Press Update for April 23

4/23/2020
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 2,144 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County, an increase of 182 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. 1,076 individuals have recovered from the virus.

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 389 calls on Wednesday, April 22, 2020.

Total number of cases: 2,144

Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 182

Cases by sex

  • Male: 990
  • Female: 960
  • Unknown: 194

Total Cases by age

Age Group (years) Number of Cases
Unknown 156
0-10 36
11-20 123
21-30 585
31-40 392
41-50 300
51-60 269
61-70 168
71-80 84
81+ 31
Total 2,144
Recovered 1,076
Deaths 22
Total active cases 1,046
  • Total number of tests administered: 19,900
  • Total positive results: 2,144
  • Total negative results: 17,756
  • Positive results as percentage of total: 10.8%

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.