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Daily Metro COVID19 Press Update for May 22

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 4,596 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County, an increase of 66 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 50-year-old man who had underlying health conditions.

A total of fifty-two (52) people have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. 3,330 individuals have recovered from the virus.

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 170 calls on Thursday, May 21, 2020.

Total number of cases: 4,596

Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 66

Cases by sex

Male: 2,440
Female: 1,992
Unknown: 164

Total Cases by age

Age Group (years) Number of Cases
Unknown 8
0-10 150
11-20 378
21-30 1,146
31-40 955
41-50 751
51-60 587
61-70 371
71-80 168
81+ 82
Total 4,596
Recovered 3,330
Deaths 52
Total active cases 1,214
  • Total number of tests administered: 49,285
  • Total positive results: 4,596
  • Total negative results: 44,689
  • 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.

Courts and Offices

Davidson County Juvenile Court

The Davidson County Court will re-open on June 1, 2020. For additional updates, please visit