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Daily Metro COVID19 Press Update for June 10

6/10/2020
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 6,571 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County, an increase of 159 in the past 24 hours.

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

Six additional deaths were reported in Davidson County. They include an 82-year-old man, a 57-year-old man, a 91-year-old woman, and three women 75 years of age. All six people had underlying health conditions.

A total of seventy-nine (79) people have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. 4,987 individuals have recovered from the virus.

  • Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds: 23 percent
  • Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds: 23 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 119 calls on Tuesday, June 9, 2020.

  • Total number of cases: 6,571
  • Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 159

Percentage of Cases By Race

Race Percent
Asian 4.6
Black or African American 12.6
Pending 18
Two or More Races 0.5
Unknown 8.2
White 32.1

Deaths by Race

Race Count
Asian 3
Black/African American 31
Other 4
White 41
Total 79

Cases by sex

  • Male: 3,505
  • Female: 2,868
  • Unknown: 198

Total Cases by age

Age Group (years) Number of Cases
Unknown 154
0-10 292
11-20 575
21-30 1,573
31-40 1,376
41-50 1,031
51-60 780
61-70 442
71-80 217
81+ 131
Total 6,571
Recovered 4,987
Deaths 79
Total active cases 1,505
  • Total number of tests administered: 68,704
  • Total positive results: 6,571
  • Total negative results: 62,133
  • Positive results as percentage of total: 9.6%

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.