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Daily Metro COVID19 Press Update for May 13

5/13/2020
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.

COVID-19 Response

Mayor John Cooper’s Office and the LGBTQ Caucus of the Nashville Metro Council to Present Webinar for LGBTQ Community in the Age of Coronavirus

Mayor John Cooper and the LGBTQ Caucus of the Nashville Metro Council will host a webinar for the LGBTQ community and its allies this Friday, May 15, 2020 from 1–2 p.m.

  • Welcome: Nancy VanReece, Metro Nashville Councilmember, District 8
  • Emerging Scientific Study: “COVID-19 and LGBTQ Americans”
  • “Older LGBTQ Tennesseans and Covid-19”
  • Question and Answer Session for webinar attendees

Presenters and Panelists:

  • Gilbert Gonzales, PhD, MHA, Assistant Professor at the Center for Medicine, Health & Society, the Program for Public Policy Studies, and the Department of Health Policy at Vanderbilt University.
  • Tara McKay, Ph.D., Assistant Professor for the Center for Medicine, Health and Society at Vanderbilt University
  • Gretchen Funk, Chief Program Officer, Fifty Forward
  • Jasper Hendricks, Director of Advocacy and Public Policy, Nashville CARES
  • Rose Marie Pink, Board President, Nashville Launch Pad 

This webinar will be recorded and made available on the Metro website. Attendees can attend the LGBTQ community webinar at the link below and using the case sensitive password: Metro2020.

Metro Public Health Department

Metro Public Health Department officials announced today a total number of 3,879 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County, an increase of 94 in the past 24 hours.

The confirmed cases range in age from 1 month to 99 years.

An additional death was reported in Davidson County – a 74-year-old woman with underlying health conditions.

A total of thirty-eight (38) people have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. 2,339 individuals have recovered from the virus.

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 191 calls on Tuesday, May 12, 2020.

Total number of cases: 3,879

Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 94

Cases and Deaths by Sex

Sex Number of Deaths Number of Cases Case Fatality Rate
Male 29 1996 1.5%
Female 9 1703 0.5%
Total 38 3879 1.0%

Cases and Deaths by Race

Race Number of Deaths Number of Cases Case Fatality Rate
Asian 1 253 0.4%
Black 15 497 3.0%
Other 3 473 0.6%
White 19 1321 1.4%
Total 38 3879 1.0%

Assessment Centers Race

Race Negative 5/4/20 Positive 5/4/20 Negative 5/6/20 Positive 5/6/20 Negative 5/8/20 Positive 5/8/20 Week 19 Total Assessment Center %
Asian 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.1%
Black or African American 0 6 0 3 0 0 9 0.5%
Other Race 0 7 0 1 0 1 9 0.5%
Pending 541 33 619 39 459 46 1737 97.0%
Two or More Races 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0%
Unknown 1 1 0 4 0 0 6 0.3%
White 0 17 1 10 0 0 28 1.6%
Total 542 65 620 57 459 47 1790 100.0%

Assessment Centers Ethnicity

Ethnicity Negative 5/4/20 Positive 5/4/20 Negative 5/6/20 Positive 5/6/20 Negative 5/8/20 Positive 5/8/20 Week 19 Total Assessment Center %
Pending 542 25 619 40 459 46 1731 96.7%
Hispanic 0 30 0 11 0 1 42 2.3%
Non-Hispanic 0 9 1 6 0 0 16 0.9%
Unknown 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.1%
Total 542 65 620 57 459 47 1790 100.0%

Cases by sex

  • Male: 1,996
  • Female: 1,703
  • Unknown: 180

Total Cases by age

Age Group (years) Number of Cases
Unknown 91
0-10 106
11-20 284
21-30 958
31-40 764
41-50 600
51-60 517
61-70 333
71-80 148
81+ 78
Total 3,879
Recovered 2,339
Deaths 38
Total active cases 1,502
  • Total number of tests administered: 40,279
  • Total positive results: 3,879
  • Total negative results: 36,400
  • Positive results as percentage of total: 9.6%

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.