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Daily Metro COVID19 Press Update for June 7

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 6,156 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County, an increase of 124 in the past 24 hours.

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

Two additional deaths were reported in Davidson County, an 80-year-old woman and a 66-year-old man. At present it is unknown if either had any underlying health conditions.

A total of seventy-two (72) people have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. 4,728 individuals have recovered from the virus.

  • Available hospital beds: 29 percent
  • Available ICU beds: 28 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 31 calls on Saturday, June 6, 2020.

Total number of cases: 6,156

Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 124

Cases by sex

  • Male: 3,315
  • Female: 2,645
  • Unknown: 196

Total Cases by age

Age Group (years) Number of Cases
Unknown 102
0-10 267
11-20 536
21-30 1,491
31-40 1,303
41-50 980
51-60 751
61-70 426
71-80 192
81+ 108
Total 6,156
Recovered 4,728
Deaths 72
Total active cases 1,356
  • Total number of tests administered: 64,887
  • Total positive results: 6,156
  • Total negative results: 58,731
  • Positive results as percentage of total: 9.5%

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.