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Daily Metro COVID19 Press Update for June 19

6/19/2020
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 7,696 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County.

There were no new probable deaths 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 7,707 cases, an increase of 157 in the past 24 hours.

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

An additional death was reported in a person that previously tested positive for COVID-19, an 84-year-old man with underlying health conditions.

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

When the health care provider who signs the death certificate determines 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 (87) people in Davidson County have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including both confirmed and probable cases, 90 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.

5,706 individuals have recovered from the virus.

  • Available hospital beds: 25 percent
  • Available ICU beds: 20 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 178 calls on Thursday, June 18, 2020.

  • Total number of cases: 7,707
  • Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 157

Cases by sex

  • Male: 4,088
  • Female: 3,392
  • Unknown: 227

Total Cases by age

Age Group (years) Number of Cases
Unknown 230
0-10 356
11-20 679
21-30 1,835
31-40 1,608
41-50 1,210
51-60 893
61-70 499
71-80 245
81+ 152
Total 7,707
Recovered 5,706
Deaths 90
Total active cases 1,911
  • Total number of people tested: 78,460
  • Total positive/probable cases: 7,707
  • Total negative results: 70,753
  • 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.