Daily Metro COVID19 Press Update for May 15
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 4,008 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County, an increase of 119 in the past 24 hours.
The confirmed cases range in age from 1 month to 99 years.
An additional death in Davidson County was reported in the past 24 hours – a 75-year-old woman. At this time, it is unknown if she had underlying health conditions.
A total of forty-three (43) people have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. 2,734 individuals have recovered from the virus.
The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 185 calls on Thursday, May 14, 2020.
Total number of cases: 4,008
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 119
Cases by sex
- Male: 2,079
- Female: 1,753
- Unknown: 176
Total Cases by age
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- Total number of tests administered: 42,155
- Total positive results: 4,008
- Total negative results: 38,147
- Positive results as percentage of total: 9.5%
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 face coverings are not a substitute for social distancing.
- Stay at home as much as possible. People over 65 years of age or whose health is at risk should remain at home unless absolutely necessary.
- 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.
Courts and Offices
Metropolitan Trustee’s Office extends closure; reminds public of Tax Relief and Freeze Deadline Extension
Metropolitan Trustee Parker Toler announced Thursday that the previous closure of the Trustee’s office to walk-in customers has been extended through Friday, May 29. Property taxes may be paid online with a credit card or eCheck at www.nashville.gov/trustee. Additionally, check or money order payments may be placed in the secure drop box located directly outside the Howard Office Building at 700 2nd Ave S, Nashville, TN 37210. Please, no cash payments. As always, tax payments may be mailed to P.O. Box 196358, Nashville, TN 37219. Taxpayers may call 615-862-6330 during normal business hours for assistance.
Further, Trustee Toler reminds senior, disabled, and disabled veteran homeowners in Davidson County that the deadline to renew or apply for Tax Relief or Tax Freeze has been extended to July 1, 2020. Renewal vouchers for the Tax Relief and Tax Freeze programs may be mailed to the Trustee’s Office or placed in the secure drop box. Senior, disabled, and disabled veteran taxpayers who wish to apply for Tax Relief or Tax Freeze for the first time should call 615-862-6330.