Nashville has seen an uptick in the transmission rate and percentage of people testing positive for the coronavirus, and health officials say outbreaks at prisons located in Davidson County are partially to blame.
The number of people hospitalized for COVID-19 in Nashville has been steadily dropping, from a high of 222 on July 22 to 119 currently. Intensive care units are still busy but feeling less threatened that they’ll be overwhelmed by the pandemic.
The city recorded a rise of 771 new cases in the past day. That’s an 18 percent positive rate out of the more than 14,000 people who were tested last week.
Nashville is staying in Phase 2 of reopening after seeing cases of the coronavirus trend upward, officials said Monday. Alex Jahangir, chairman of Metro Nashville’s Board of Health, said the decision to pause re-opening was not taken lightly. “This doesn’t mean that we’re regressing. It doesn’t mean we’re going back to Phase 1. It […]
At least within the city of Nashville, everyone who has died from COVID-19 so far has had an underlying health condition. But that doesn’t mean all of them would be thought of as sickly.
Nashville’s top health officials say this week will be “super critical” in determining how quickly the city continues to reopen. And they’re watching three key stats.
Nashville will begin to ease some “Safer at Home” restrictions Monday, even as new cases of the coronavirus continue to rise. Mayor John Cooper says the health benchmarks officials have been watching aren’t perfect, but that the city has earned a “passing grade” to start the first phase of Metro’s “Roadmap for Reopening.”
Nashville Mayor John Cooper said on Friday the county is on track to start a phased reopening of businesses. He said the city is in a better position than expected, but “we are not out of the woods.”
Nashville still isn’t ready to relaunch its economy, officials say. For the third straight day, Metro has reported 100 or more new cases of the coronavirus. Two more elderly residents also died yesterday, bringing the local death toll to 24.
New cases of the coronavirus have slowed to the point that Nashville is nearly ready to start reopening its economy. But officials are waiting for more data before they set a date. At a press briefing Friday morning, Metro Coronavirus Task Force Chair Alex Jahangir said social distancing measures have put the city on track […]