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Daily Metro COVID19 Press Update for June 23

6/23/2020
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.

Beginning Thursday, June 25, Metro COVID-19 Press Briefings will take place once a week on Thursday mornings at 9:30 a.m. CDT. On mornings when a press briefing is not being broadcast, daily press updates for local journalists and reporters will be published online by 9:30 a.m. CDT and is accessible at covid19.nashville.gov.

Metro Public Health Department

Metro Public Health Department officials announced today 8,258 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County.

There have been no new probable cases 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 8,267 cases, an increase of 76 in the past 24 hours.

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

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.

There have been two confirmed deaths reported in the past 24 hours, a 55-year old male and a 67-year old male.  Both had underlying health conditions.

A total of eighty (89) people in Davidson County have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including both confirmed and probable cases, 92 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.

6,183 individuals have recovered from the virus.

  • Available hospital beds: 24 percent
  • Available ICU beds: 27 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 302 calls on Monday, June 22, 2020.

  • Total number of cases: 8,267
  • Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 76

Cases by sex

  • Male: 4,367
  • Female: 3,667
  • Unknown: 233

Total Cases by age

Age Group (years) Number of Cases
Unknown 433
0-10 376
11-20 716
21-30 1,912
31-40 1,663
41-50 1,255
51-60 925
61-70 524
71-80 278
81+ 185
Total 8,267
Recovered 6,183
Deaths 92
Total active cases 1,992
  • Total number of people tested: 83,080
  • Total positive/probable cases: 8,267
  • Total negative results: 74,813
  • Positive results as percentage of total: 10%

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).
  • Gatherings are recommended to be kept at 25 people or fewer, to the extent possible. Intimate gatherings are the most high-risk setting for transmission of COVID-19.
  • 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.