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Daily Metro COVID19 Press Update for May 6

5/6/2020
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 3,346 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.

An additional death was reported in Davidson County – a 55 -year-old man. Details are still pending on whether he had underlying health conditions.

A total of thirty-three (33) people have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. 1,746 individuals have recovered from the virus.

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 204 calls on Tuesday, May 5, 2020.

Total number of cases: 3,346

Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 24

Deaths by race

Race Number of Deaths Number of Cases Case Fatality Rate
Asian 1 223 0.4%
Black 13 409 3.2%
Other 3 410 0.7%
White 16 1106 1.4%
Total 33 3346 1.0%

Assessment Centers Race

Race Negative 4/27 Positive 4/27 Negative 4/29 Positive 4/29 Negative 5/1 Positive 5/1 Total Assessment Center %
Asian 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.1%
Black or African American 0 3 0 4 1 0 8 0.3%
Other Race 0 0 0 1 0 2 3 0.1%
Pending 516 37 853 102 671 104 2283 97.8%
Two or More Races 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0%
Unknown 15 0 1 1 2
19 0.8%
White 0 8 2 4 2 3 19 0.8%
Total 531 48 856 114 676 109 2334 100.0%

Assessment Centers Ethnicity

Ethnicity Negative 4/27 Positive 4/27 Negative 4/29 Positive 4/29 Negative 5/1 Positive 5/1 Total Assessment Center %
Pending 518 37 854 102 672 104 2287 98.0%
Hispanic 0 2 0 3 0 3 8 0.3%
Non-Hispanic 0 9 2 8 2 2 23 1.0%
Unknown 13 0 0 1 2 0 16 0.7%
Total 531 48 856 114 676 109 2334 100.0%

Cases by sex

  • Male: 1,674
  • Female: 1,479
  • Unknown: 193

Total Cases by age

Age Group (years) Number of Cases
Unknown 118
0-10 85
11-20 233
21-30 831
31-40 647
41-50 512
51-60 438
61-70 281
71-80 134
81+ 67
Total 3,346
Recovered 1,746
Deaths 33
Total active cases 1,567
  • Total number of tests administered: 31,419
  • Total positive results: 3,346
  • Total negative results: 28,073
  • 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.

Metro Public Health Department to offer free masks to public to limit the spread of COVID-19

The Metro Public Health Department (MPHD) will give away free cloth masks at each of our three health centers beginning Wednesday, May 6. Masks will be available 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Lentz Public Health Center, 2500 Charlotte Avenue; Woodbine Health Center, 224 Oriel Ave.; and East Nashville Center, 1015 East Trinity Lane.

The masks were provided by Governor Bill Lee’s Unified Command Group. Those picking up a mask are asked to practice social distancing measures to limit the spread of the Coronavirus, as masks are not a substitute for social distancing.

The availability of masks follows the introduction of Metro Public Health Order 4, which asks all people who can safely wear a mask to do so in public settings. The order also requires businesses and facilities open to the public to post signage asking those entering the facility to wear a mask.

Guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggest the use of cloth masks can limit the spread of the virus, particularly by those who are infected but do not have symptoms of COVID-19. Cloth masks should not be worn by children under the age of two or by those who would jeopardize their health or safety by wearing one.

Utilities

Metro Public Works

This information is current as of 5/5/2020 at 6 p.m.

  • Public Works currently has 13 crews out clearing downed trees and debris from the right of ways in the affected areas.
  • Since the storm occurred on 5/3/2020:
    • Public Works has received a total of 393 tree/debris calls obstructing roadways and alleys.
    • Public Works crews have removed/cleared a total of 367 tree/debris calls obstructing the roadway.
    • Public Works crews have removed/cleared debris and trees obstructing 26 alleys.
  • 5 calls are waiting on NES response to remove power lines from downed trees.

Nashville Electric Service

This information is current as of 5/5/2020 at 8 p.m.

  • Number of Outages: 41,833
  • Number of Customers Restored: more than 90,000; 40,000 restored since this Tuesday morning
  • Number of Customers Without Power at Storm’s Peak: 131,709, due to the severe wind event that moved through the entire NES service area

Additional updates

NES and contract crews continue to make significant progress since the storm hit Sunday. Today, 36 additional bucket trucks and 90 crew members from Ohio, Virginia and Kentucky began assisting with restoration efforts. Also, NES is working to potentially secure more crews from North Carolina and Georgia.

The NES online outage map is updated. Crews will continue to work 14-hour shifts, around the clock, until all power is restored.