Active, cumulative ‘heatmaps’ show concentration of COVID-19 in Nashville

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Metro health officials released “active” and cumulative COVID-19 “heatmaps” during Tuesday’s coronavirus taskforce briefing, showing where in Davidson County cases of the novel coronavirus are concentrated.

The “active” map represents the total number of active COVID-19 cases reported to the Metro Public Health Department. The cumulative map shows total cases, including active, recovered and deaths.

The darker red color on the map indicates areas with higher numbers of cases. The weekly map is current with data through May 23, 2020.

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Heatmap of active cases of COVID-19 in Davidson County.

The darker red color on the map indicates areas with higher numbers of cases. The weekly map is current with data through May 23, 2020.

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Heatmap of cumulative cases of COVID-19 in Davidson County.

The active heatmap shows a concentration of positive cases in Southeast Nashville, which has a high percentage of essential workers and several diverse immigrant communities.

So how do the heat maps help?​

“The heat maps are a good indicator of where we need to focus our resources where we need to focus our efforts,” said Metro Health Department spokesperson Brian Todd.​

This data is current through May 23, 2020 and will be updated by the taskforce weekly.

The Metro Public Health Department is partnering with organizations to provide resources and education about the virus — even hiring community outreach workers. Click here to learn more.

Stay with News 2 for continuing coverage of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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