Nashville’s health department is focusing its coronavirus response on hot spots among immigrant communities in Antioch and Madison. A key part of a new plan described Tuesday will provide hotel rooms to isolate positive patients.
Metro Nashville is planning to open as many as five drive-thru coronavirus testing centers across the city. They’ve formed a partnership with local health providers, including St. Thomas Health, Meharry Medical College, Nashville General Hospital and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. As of Thursday, officials had counted 75 cases in Davidson County.
Employees this morning removed the yellow police tape that has surrounded a Waffle House in Antioch since early Sunday morning, after a man opened fire with an AR-15, killing four and injuring several others.
In the end, it was a citizen tip that ended Monday’s police manhunt for Travis Reinking.
Owners of the former Hickory Hollow Mall in Antioch are trying to pull off a miraculous resurrection. And even with an additional shot in the arm from new city-funded projects, full-scale revival remains years off.
Health officials are now reporting they’ve found the first human case of West Nile virus in Davidson County. Infected mosquitos were found in Goodlettsville, Hermitage and Antioch over the summer. The person with West Nile lives in Antioch, but no other details are being released at this time.