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Daily Metro COVID19 Press Update for May 20

5/20/2020

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 4,504 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County, an increase of 114 in the past 24 hours.

The confirmed cases range in age from 1 month to 100 years.

Four additional deaths were reported in Davidson County – a 78-year-old woman, a 73-year-old man, a 54-year-old woman and a 67-year-old woman, all of whom had underlying health conditions.

A total of fifty (50) people have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. 3,097 individuals have recovered from the virus.

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 168 calls on Tuesday, May 19, 2020.

Total number of cases: 4,504

Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 114

Metro Public Health Department Testing by Race

Race Negative 5/11/2020 Positive 5/11/2020 Negative 5/13/2020 Positive 5/13/2020 Negative 5/15/2020 Positive 5/15/2020 Total Assessment Center %
Asian 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.1%
Black or African American 0 5 0 1 0 0 6 0.4%
Other Race 0 21 0 10 0 2 33 2.2%
Pending 531 20 535 79 142 87 1394 93.9%
Two or More Races 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0%
Unknown 0 4 0 1 0 0 5 0.3%
White 2 30 1 9 0 3 45 3.0%

Metro Public Health Department Testing by Ethnicity

Ethnicity Negative 5/11/2020 Positive 5/11/2020 Negative 5/13/2020 Positive 5/13/2020 Negative 5/15/2020 Positive 5/15/2020 Total Assessment Center %
Pending 532 12 535 74 142 87 1382 93.1%
Hispanic 1 52 0 22 0 3 78 5.3%
Non-Hispanic 0 15 1 4 0 2 22 1.5%
Unknown 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.1%
Total 533 81 536 100 142 92 1484 100.0%

Cases and Deaths by Race

Race Number of Deaths Number of Cases Case Fatality Rate
Asian 1 267 0.4%
Black 19 566 3.4%
Other 4 609 0.7%
White 26 1532 1.7%
Total 50 4504 1.1%

Cases by sex

  • Male: 2,378
  • Female: 1,959
  • Unknown: 167

Total Cases by age

Age Group (years) Number of Cases
Unknown 134
0-10 134
11-20 353
21-30 1,096
31-40 909
41-50 709
51-60 568
61-70 358
71-80 162
81+ 81
Total 4,504
Recovered 3,097
Deaths 50
Total active cases 1,357
  • Total number of tests administered: 47,428
  • Total positive results: 4,504
  • Total negative results: 42,924
  • 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.

Metro Update

Safe Neighborhoods Webinar:

Mayor John Cooper and Metro Public Health Department will host a webinar this Thursday, May 21, 2020 from 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. The focus will be how Davidson County residents can have a safe summer in Nashville’s neighborhoods and communities.

  • Welcome and Introductions: John Cooper, Mayor of Nashville and Davidson County
  • Safe Summer in Nashville Neighborhoods: Michael Caldwell, MD, Director of the Metro Public Health Department
  • Nuts and Bolts of Coronavirus: Alex Jahangir, MD, Chair of the Nashville Coronavirus Task Force and Chair of the Board of the Metro Public Health Department
  • Brains and Brawn – Resources for Keeping Mentally and Physically Active During Coronavirus: Childcare, camps, online resources: Jessica Fain, Chief Strategy Officer, YMCA of Middle Tennessee
  • Food Resources: Brenda Haywood, Deputy Mayor
  • Pools, Playgrounds, and More: Monique Odom, Director of Metro Nashville Parks Department
  • Questions and Answer Period

This webinar will be recorded and made available on the Metro website.

  • Call in Number: 415-655-0002
  • Event Number: 966 067 254
  • Event Password (case sensitive): Metro2020

Safe Neighborhoods Webinae Event Attendee Link