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Nashville COVID-19 cases stand at 133 Saturday, up 23 infections in 24 hours

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne)  --  Nashville health officials reported Saturday morning there are now 133 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Metro Davidson County, up 23 infections in the past 24 hours.

On Friday, Mayor John Cooper announced the city's first coronavirus related death. The mayor noted that the 73-year-old Nashville resident had underlying medical conditions. 

Health officials say the largest number of infections are among residents 18 to 49 years of age. Only 3 children are confirmed COVID-19  cases, 11 are over 65. Nineteen inidviduals who contracted the illnesses have now reportedly recovered.

Health officials continue to stress the need for social distancing. They recommend frequent hand washing, avoiding people who are sick, and covering coughs and sneezes with a tissue. Try not to touch your eyes, nose or mouth.

For the latest information about the coronavirus pandemic in Nashville, visit coronavirus.nashville.gov.