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Daily Metro COVID19 Press Update for May 21

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.

May 21 Press Briefing Documents

Attached are several documents that will be referenced during the Metro COVID-19 Press Briefing at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 21, 2020.


Reopening Information

Metro Public Health Department

Metro Public Health Department officials announced today a total number of 4,530 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County, an increase of 26 in the past 24 hours.

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

An additional death was reported in Davidson County, a 91-year-old woman who had underlying health conditions.

A total of fifty-one (51) people have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. 3,111 individuals have recovered from the virus.

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 199 calls on Wednesday, May 20, 2020.

Total number of cases: 4,530

Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 26

Cases by sex

Male: 2,395
Female: 1,970
Unknown: 165

Total Cases by age

Age Group (years) Number of Cases
Unknown 53
0-10 140
11-20 364
21-30 1,122
31-40 930
41-50 727
51-60 577
61-70 369
71-80 166
81+ 82
Total 4,530
Recovered 3,111
Deaths 51
Total active cases 1,368
  • Total number of tests administered: 48,691
  • Total positive results: 4,530
  • Total negative results: 44,161
  • Positive results as percentage of total: 9.3%

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.