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Daily Metro COVID19 Press Update for June 17

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 7,472 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 7,483 cases, an increase of 126 in the past 24 hours.

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

There has been one new death reported in the past 24 hours, an 85-year old man with underlying health conditions.

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 (86) people in Davidson County have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including both confirmed and probable cases, 89 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.

5,575 individuals have recovered from the virus.

  • Available hospital beds: 25 percent
  • Available ICU beds: 23 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received xxx calls on Tuesday, June 16, 2020.

Total number of probable and confirmed cases: 7,483

Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 126

Percentage of Cases By Race

Race Percent
Asian 4.2
Black/African American 12.4
Other Race 19.7
Pending 24
Two or More Races 0.4
Unknown 8.0
White 30.9

Deaths by Race

Race Count
Asian 3
Black/African American 33
Other 5
White 48

Deaths by Ethnicity

Ethnicity Count
Hispanic 12
Non-Hispanic 77

Cases by sex

  • Male: 3,965
  • Female: 3,297
  • Unknown: 221

Total Cases by age

Age Group (years) Number of Cases
Unknown 193
0-10 336
11-20 658
21-30 1,778
31-40 1,572
41-50 1,188
51-60 874
61-70 493
71-80 242
81+ 149
Total 7,483
Recovered 5,575
Deaths 89
Total active cases 1,819
  • Total number of people tested: 76,525
  • Total positive/probable cases: 7,483
  • Total negative results: 69,042
  • Positive results as percentage of total: 9.8%

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. 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 settings include grocery stores and pharmacies. These face coverings are not a substitute for social distancing.
  • Stay at home, unless leaving your home is absolutely necessary because you have medical needs or are an essential worker.
  • 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.
  • Stay away from others in your home if you are sick.