Daily Metro COVID19 Press Update for May 26
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 4,974 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County, an increase of 153 in the past 24 hours.
The confirmed cases range in age from 1 month to 100 years.
There has been one additional death reported in the past 24 hours, a 90-year old woman. It is not known at this time if she had underlying health conditions.
A total of fifty-six (56) people have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. 3,571 individuals have recovered from the virus.
The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline was closed on Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day.
Total number of cases: 4,974
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 153
Cases by sex
- Male: 2,653
- Female: 2,156
- Unknown: 165
Total Cases by age
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- Total number of tests administered: 54,104
- Total positive results: 4,974
- Total negative results: 49,130
- Positive results as percentage of total: 9.2%
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 25.
- 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.