In Mayor John Cooper’s morning COVID19 briefing, it was announced that Nashville now has 1,034 confirmed cases of COVID19 in the Metro area.
Until last week, the projections on deaths in Tennessee were over 150+ per day at the anticipated peak in mid-April. In the most recent update from the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation COVID-19 tracking project, the anticipated death toll spikes at 25 per day for Tennessee at the apex of the pandemic.
Metro Public Health Department officials announced today a total number of 1,034 confirmed cases of coronavirus COVID-19 in Nashville/Davidson County, an increase of 110 cases in the past 24 hours. The confirmed cases range in age from 2 months to 85 years.
Health officials have confirmed a total of six deaths in Davidson County.
Thirty-seven (37) individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 remain hospitalized, and 129 individuals have recovered from the virus. The remaining cases are self-isolating at home and have mild and manageable symptoms.
The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 142 calls on Sunday, April 5, 2020.
Total number of Cases: 1,034 – Number of Cases confirmed today: 110
Mayor John Cooper today urged all Nashville residents to wear face coverings, such as homemade cloth masks, whenever they are not inside their homes. All participants at Monday morning’s Metro COVID-19 press briefing wore masks to demonstrate the importance of wearing face coverings while also practicing safe social distancing while engaging in essential tasks.
Mayor Cooper also encouraged Nashvillians who are crafting and donating homemade masks to deliver their masks to the Community Resource Center, located at 218 Omohundro Place. Donations are accepted Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
“Your donated masks will be distributed to essential personnel who are not healthcare workers or first responders but are nonetheless part of Nashville’s citywide COVID-19 response to continue delivery critical services to Davidson County residents,” said Mayor Cooper.
Anyone interested in learning how to make and donate homemade masks to support the COVID-19 response can visit covid19.nashville.gov.