Metro Health Dept. reports 26,827 cases of COVID-19 in Nashville


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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — There are now 26,827 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Davidson County as of Tuesday, according to the Metro Public Health Department.

On Sunday, Mayor John Cooper closed a portion of Lower Broad to traffic to allow more space for social distancing after crowds flocked to the district over Labor Day weekend.

The city closed Broadway between Fourth and Fifth avenues from 6 to 11 p.m. Sunday so pedestrians could have more space while waiting in line to enter reduced capacity restaurants and bars.

City leaders have eased COVID-19 restrictions in Nashville and Davidson County, allowing more people to gather in bars, restaurants and other venues.

MORE: Proposal could close Broadway to traffic on weekends

The total number of confirmed and probable cases grew by 141 in the past 24 hours. There have been a total of 243 deaths in Davidson County.

A reported 25,460 individuals have recovered from the virus. Of the confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Davidson County, 1,124 are “active.”

The age range of patients is from one month old to 103 years old, 13,309 of which are men, 13,233 are women and the gender of 285 patients is unknown.

Of the 308,826 tests performed in the county, 33,555 (10.87%) had positive results. Negative results total 275,271.

The health department reported available hospital beds in Nashville are at 18% and available ICU beds are at 17%.

The COVID-19 Hotline was closed 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 )

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