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Daily Metro COVID19 Press Update for June 18

6/18/2020
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 7,539 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 7,550 cases, an increase of 67 in the past 24 hours.

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

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.

5,626 individuals have recovered from the virus.

  • Available hospital beds: 25 percent
  • Available ICU beds: 18 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 152 calls on Wednesday, June 17, 2020.

Total number of probable and confirmed cases: 7,550

Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 67

Cases by sex

  • Male: 4,008
  • Female: 3,322
  • Unknown: 220

Total Cases by age

Age Group (years) Number of Cases
Unknown 116
0-10 350
11-20 676
21-30 1,824
31-40 1,598
41-50 1,207
51-60 888
61-70 496
71-80 244
81+ 151
Total 7,550
Recovered 5,626
Deaths 89
Total active cases 1,835
  • Total number of people tested: 77,278
  • Total positive/probable cases: 7,550
  • Total negative results: 69,728
  • 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 (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.