Metro Health Dept. reports 24 deaths, 2,588 cases of COVID-19 in Nashville


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — There are now 2,588 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Davidson County as of Monday and an additional two patients have, according to the Metro Public Health Department.

There has been a total of 24 deaths in Davidson County. The total number of confirmed cases grew by 100 in the past 24 hours and was the third straight day of more than 100 reported cases, causing the rolling average to increase slightly.

“This is the third straight day of 100 or more new cases and this has caused our 14 day rolling average to go up, further our transmission rate, which has now become 1, meaning on average each person is transmitting it to one other person. This means spread of virus is neither growing or shrinking,” explained Dr. Alex Jahangir with the Metro coronavirus taskforce.

Health officials reported Tuesday the deaths of an 81-year old male and a 82-year old female, both of whom had underlying health conditions, after a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19.

Dr. Jahangir reported an additional 2,147 confirmed cases in the counties surrounding Davidson, bringing the total to more than 4,700.

The department reported 1,251 individuals have recovered from the virus. Of the confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Davidson County, 1,313 are “active.” The remaining cases are self-isolated at their homes and have mild and manageable symptoms.

The age range of patients is from two months old to 99 years old, 1,187 of which are men, 1,167 are women and the gender of 234 patients is unknown.

The Metro Health Department COVID-19 Hotline received 323 calls on Monday.

To be tested at a Davidson County assessment center, call the COVID-19 Hotline at 615-862-7777 to speak with a health care professional.

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(This reflects what the TDH is reporting each day at 2 p.m. CST )

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


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