Metro Health Dept. reports 785 cases of COVID-19, 5th death in Nashville

Coronavirus

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — There are now 785 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Davidson County and a fifth patient has died, according to the Metro Public Health Department.

Health officials reported the death of a 73-year-old man as the fifth person in Davidson County to have died after a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19. Sixty-three of the confirmed cases are health care workers.

The department announced Thursday the age range of patients is from one month old to 84 years old, 373 of which are men, 398 women and the gender of 14 patients is unknown.

The total number of cases grew by 112 in the past 24 hours.

Twenty others remain hospitalized and 95 people have recovered from the virus.

The remaining cases are self-isolated at their homes and have mild and manageable symptoms.

The health department reported of the 7,661 tests performed in the county, 10.2% have returned as positive.

The Metro Health Department COVID-19 Hotline received 603 calls on Wednesday.

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.

This is a developing story. Stay with News 2 and WKRN.com for updates.

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

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