Daily Metro COVID19 Press Update for May 9
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 3,586 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County, an increase of 126 in the past 24 hours.
The confirmed cases range in age from 1 month to 99 years.
A total of thirty-five (35) people have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. 1,847 individuals have recovered from the virus.
The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 220 calls on Friday, May 8, 2020.
Total number of cases: 3,586
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 126
Cases by sex
- Male: 1,834
- Female: 1,579
- Unknown: 173
Total Cases by age
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- Total number of tests administered: 35,775
- Total positive results: 3,586
- Total negative results: 32,189
- Positive results as percentage of total: 10.0%
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 Works
Nashville Slow Streets
In an effort to provide additional outdoor space for walking, running and biking, the city of Nashville is unveiling 4.5 miles of temporary street closures in eight Nashville neighborhoods. The effort is a collaboration between Metro Public Works, the office of Mayor John Cooper, and the Metro Planning Department. The closures, which will apply to thru traffic, will allow local residents to spend time outside while maintaining 6 feet of physical distance from their neighbors. Streets will remain open to local traffic, including deliveries. Signage will be put in place beginning tomorrow, May 9.
The first eight closures will be in the following neighborhood locations:
- N. 17th St. from Holly St. to McEwen Ave.
- 18th Ave. N. from Cass St. to 11th Ave. N.
- Bowling Ave. from Woodlawn Dr. to Whitland Ave.
- Grace St. from Joseph Ave. to Lischey Ave.
- Indiana Ave. from 51st Ave N. to 44th Ave. N.
- Oriole Place from Lone Oak Rd. to Shackleford Rd.
- Owendale Dr. from Kinwood Dr. to Mossdale Dr.
- Straightaway Ave. from Chapel Ave. to Porter Rd.
Local streets that are part of this effort will be signed appropriately and barricades will be placed at the outer limits of the closures to prevent thru traffic. Metro Public Works right-of-way inspectors will monitor the closures to ensure they are maintained for the duration. While streets will remain open for local car access, drivers are urged to drive slowly and look out for residents walking, running and biking. MPW staff will be monitoring and assessing each closure and making modifications as needed. The duration of the closures will align with Mayor Cooper’s phased approach to reopening Nashville businesses, and streets will reopen once Nashville moves from phase 2 to phase 3.
More information on the temporary closures
Nashville Electric Service
This information is current as of 5/8/2020 at 8 p.m.
- Number of Outages: 1,577
- Number of Customers Restored: 130,132 since Sunday; 1,683 customers have been restored since 3:30 p.m. on 5/8/2020.
- 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
- Crews have completed all major circuit repairs and are focusing on outages impacting fewer than 100 customers. Only 26 current outages impact more than 10 customers. The rest represent outages impacting fewer than 10 customers.
- Nearly 200 out of 258 damaged power poles have been replaced.
- While outage numbers continue to trend down, numbers will occasionally fluctuate as repairs are being made.
- The online outage map is updated at nespower.com. Crews will continue to work 14-hour shifts, around the clock, until all power is restored.
- NES Outage Map