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Daily Metro COVID19 Press Update for June 5

6/5/2020
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 5,900 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County, an increase of 69 in the past 24 hours.

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

Four additional deaths were reported in Davidson County, a 58-year-old man, a 69-year-old woman, a 79-year-old man and an 89-year-old man, all of whom had underlying health conditions.

A total of seventy (70) people have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. 4,468 individuals have recovered from the virus.

  • Available hospital beds: 22 percent
  • Available ICU beds: 24 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 124 calls on Thursday, June 4, 2020.

Total number of cases: 5,900

Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 69

Cases by sex

Male: 3,184
Female: 2,530
Unknown: 186

Total Cases by age

Age Group (years) Number of Cases
Unknown 13
0-10 256
11-20 520
21-30 1,456
31-40 1,262
41-50 952
51-60 728
61-70 421
71-80 190
81+ 102
Total 5,900
Recovered 4,468
Deaths 70
Total active cases 1,362
  • Total number of tests administered: 63,199
  • Total positive results: 5,900
  • Total negative results: 57,299
  • 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 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.