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Daily Metro COVID19 Press Update for May 28

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 5,147 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County, an increase of 79 in the past 24 hours.

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

A total of fifty-eight (58) people have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. 3,937 individuals have recovered from the virus.

  • Available hospital beds: 25 percent
  • Available ICU beds: 22 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 158 calls on Wednesday, May 27, 2020.

  • Total number of cases: 5,147
  • Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 79

Cases by sex

  • Male: 2,737
  • Female: 2,237
  • Unknown: 173

Total Cases by age

Age Group (years) Number of Cases
Unknown 6
0-10 193
11-20 440
21-30 1,273
31-40 1,102
41-50 833
51-60 650
61-70 391
71-80 173
81+ 86
Total 5,147
Recovered 3,937
Deaths 58
Total active cases 1,152
  • Total number of tests administered: 55,723
  • Total positive results: 5,147
  • Total negative results: 50,576
  • 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.

Courts and Offices

General Sessions Court

General Sessions Court will hold the Order of Protection docket at 8:30 a.m. and Criminal dockets at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Civil dockets will be held every hour. Please be patient if you are held outside a courtroom until an earlier docket is finished. Masks will be provided outside the building. Please park and report to the front of the courthouse twenty (20) minutes prior to court time.