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Daily Metro COVID-19 Press Update for May 18

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 4,160 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County, an increase of 28 in the past 24 hours.

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

A total of forty-three (43) people have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. 2,863 individuals have recovered from the virus.

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 47 calls on Sunday, May 17, 2020.

Total number of cases: 4,160

Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 28

Cases by sex

  • Male: 2,170
  • Female: 1,824
  • Unknown: 166

Total Cases by age

Age Group (years) Number of Cases
Unknown 18
0-10 129
11-20 323
21-30 1,040
31-40 844
41-50 668
51-60 549
61-70 351
71-80 158
81+ 80
Total 4,160
Recovered 2,863
Deaths 43
Total active cases 1,254
  • Total number of tests administered: 44,212
  • Total positive results: 4,160
  • Total negative results: 40,052
  • Positive results as percentage of total: 9.4%

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.