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Daily Metro COVID19 Press Update for June 16

6/16/2020
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 7,345 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County.

There have been no new probable cases reported in the past 24 hours.

Probable cases refer to those that do not test positive in a diagnostic test but might have tested positive in a different form of test like an antibody or serologic test. Probable cases also could refer to cases that were never tested but exhibited the factors consistent with a COVID-19 infection, like symptoms and close contacts of confirmed cases.

Including both confirmed and probable cases, MPHD officials announced a total of 7,357 cases, an increase of 172 in the past 24 hours. (The majority of these cases were from tests conducted in early June and there was a delay in reporting results to MPHD.)

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

There have been five new confirmed deaths reported in the past 24 hours in people who previously tested positive for COVID-19. They include an 84-year-old woman, a 78-year-old man, a 69-year-old woman and a 49-year-old woman, all who had underlying health conditions. Additionally, a 65-year-old man died after testing positive for COVID-19 with an unknown medical history.

There have been no new probable deaths reported in the past 24 hours.

When the health care provider signs the death certificate determined COVID-19 disease was the cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death, this person meets the probable case criteria and would be considered a probable death.

A total of eighty (85) people in Davidson County have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including both confirmed and probable cases, 88 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.

5,552 individuals have recovered from the virus.
  • Available hospital beds: 29 percent
  • Available ICU beds: 29 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 203 calls on Monday, June 15, 2020.

Total number of probable and confirmed cases: 7,357

Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 172

Cases by sex

  • Male: 3,907
  • Female: 3,229
  • Unknown: 221

Total Cases by age

Age Group (years) Number of Cases
Unknown 434
0-10 320
11-20 625
21-30 1,688
31-40 1,485
41-50 1,105
51-60 839
61-70 474
71-80 237
81+ 150
Total 7,357
Recovered 5,552
Deaths 88
Total active cases 1,717
  • Total number of people tested: 75,564
  • Total positive/probable cases: 7,357
  • Total negative results: 68,207
  • Positive results as percentage of total: 9.7%

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.