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Daily Metro COVID19 Press Update for May 29

5/29/2020
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 5,210 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County, an increase of 63 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 90-year-old woman. It is currently unknown if she had any underlying health conditions.

A total of fifty-nine (59) people have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. 3,947 individuals have recovered from the virus.

  • Available hospital beds: 22 percent
  • Available ICU beds: 20 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 179 calls on Thursday, May 28, 2020.

Total number of cases: 5,210

Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 63

Cases by sex

  • Male: 2,775
  • Female: 2,262
  • Unknown: 173

Total Cases by age

Age Group (years) Number of Cases
Unknown 11
0-10 198
11-20 446
21-30 1,279
31-40 1,119
41-50 848
51-60 654
61-70 393
71-80 176
81+ 86
Total 5,210
Recovered 3,947
Deaths 59
Total active cases 1,204
  • Total number of tests administered: 56,369
  • Total positive results: 5,210
  • Total negative results: 51,159
  • 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.