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Daily Metro COVID19 Press Update for April 29

4/29/2020
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 2,612 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County, an increase of 24 in the past 24 hours.

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

A total of twenty-four (24) people have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. 1,328 individuals have recovered from the virus.

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 241 calls on Tuesday, April 28, 2020.

Total number of cases: 2,612

Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 24

COVID-19 Confirmed Cases By Race

Race Number of Cases
Asian 151
Black/African American 332
Other Race 325
Pending 694
Two or More Races 25
Unknown 157
White 928
Total Cases 2,612

COVID-19 Deaths By Race

Race Number of Deaths
Asian 1
Black/African American 9
Other 3
White 11
Total Deaths 24

Cases by sex

  • Male: 1,216
  • Female: 1,185
  • Unknown: 211

Total Cases by age

Age Group (years) Number of Cases
Unknown 172
0-10 56
11-20 170
21-30 675
31-40 477
41-50 389
51-60 326
61-70 200
71-80 100
81+ 47
Total 2,612
Recovered 1,328
Deaths 24
Total active cases 1,260
  • Total number of tests administered: 24,819
  • Total positive results: 2,612
  • Total negative results: 22,207
  • Positive results as percentage of total: 10.5%

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.

Roadmap for Reopening Nashville Webinars

Mayor John Cooper and the Metro Nashville Covid-19 Task Force are pleased to present two Roadmap for Reopening Nashville Webinars.

Mayor’s Office Restaurant Webinar

The first webinar is for restaurant owners and operators and will take place this Thursday, April 30 from 1-2:30 p.m.

  • Welcome: Michael Caldwell, MD., Director of Public Health
  • Nuts and Bolts of Operating in the Age of Coronavirus: Alex Jahangir, MD, Chair COVID-19 Task Force
  • Making your Workplace Safe: Hugh Atkins, Public Health
  • Keeping your Employees Safe: Martha Boyd, JD, Baker Donelson
  • Peer to peer: Benjamin Goldberg, Strategic Hospitality, and Derrick Moore, Slim & Huskeys
  • Question and Answer Period

Attendees can attend the restaurant webinar, using the case sensitive password: Metro2020.

Mayor’s Office Small Business Webinar

The second webinar is for small business owners and operators and will take place this Thursday, April 30 from 3-4:30 p.m.

  • Welcome: Michael Caldwell, MD., Director of Public Health
  • Nuts and Bolts of Operating in the Age of Coronavirus: Alex Jahangir, MD, Chair COVID-19 Task Force
  • Making your Workplace Safe: Hugh Atkins, Public Health
  • Keeping your Employees Safe: Martha Boyd, JD, Baker Donelson
  • Peer to Peer: Manuel Delgado, Delgado Guitars, and Mark Faulkner, Vireo Systems
  • Question and Answer Period

Attendees can attend the small business webinar, using the case sensitive password: Metro2020.