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Daily Metro COVID19 Press Update for May 4

5/4/2020
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 3,191 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County, an increase of 165 in the past 24 hours.

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

A total of twenty-seven (27) people have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. 1,616 individuals have recovered from the virus.

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 53 calls on Sunday, May 3, 2020.

Total number of cases: 3,191

Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 165

Cases by sex

  • Male: 1,581
  • Female: 1,395
  • Unknown: 212

Total Cases by age

Age Group (years) Number of Cases
Unknown 13
0-10 84
11-20 228
21-30 818
31-40 643
41-50 503
51-60 436
61-70 278
71-80 128
81+ 60
Total 3,191
Recovered 1,616
Deaths 27
Total active cases 1,548
  • Total number of tests administered: 29,386
  • Total positive results: 3,191
  • Total negative results: 26,195
  • Positive results as percentage of total: 10.9%

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.