Nashville officials confirm 3 more COVID-19 cases Saturday, total rises to 13
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne) -- The Nashville Department of health announced late Saturday morning that three additional cases of coronavirus have been diagnosed in Metro in the last 24 hours.
That brings the current number of confirmed cases to 13.
The announcement noted that the infected patients range in age from 11 to 50 years. The statement says “All cases are self-isolating at home and have mild and manageable symptoms.”
Nashville health officials announced Metro’s first confirmed case of COVID-19 this past Sunday. The patient was reported to be a woman who was self-isolating at home with mild symptoms.
On Friday, Mayor John Cooper launched a Nashville Coronavirus Task Force. In a press statement announcing the move, Cooper said the panel’s mandate is to "facilitate more efficient sharing of information and ideas among Metro Government personnel, epidemiologists, hospital leaders, community organizers, and others involved in our coronavirus response strategy."
The mayor’s statement recommended several sources for additional information about the viral outbreak, including the Tennessee Coronavirus Public Information Line at 877-857-2945, the Metro Public Health Department website, the Tennessee Department of Health website, and the Centers for Disease Control website.