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Daily Metro COVID19 Press Update for June 9

6/9/2020
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 6,412 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County, an increase of 184 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, an 81-year-old man. It is currently unknown if he had any underlying health conditions.

A total of seventy-three (73) people have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. 4,897 individuals have recovered from the virus.

  • Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds: 30 percent
  • Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds: 31 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 223 calls on Monday, June 8, 2020.

Total number of cases: 6,412

Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 184

Cases by sex

  • Male: 3,434
  • Female: 2,778
  • Unknown: 200

Total Cases by age

Age Group (years) Number of Cases
Unknown 190
0-10 275
11-20 548
21-30 1,527
31-40 1,339
41-50 1,002
51-60 762
61-70 435
71-80 213
81+ 121
Total 6,412
Recovered 4,897
Deaths 73
Total active cases 1,442
  • Total number of tests administered: 67,421
  • Total positive results: 6,412
  • Total negative results: 61,009
  • 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.