COVID-19 UPDATE (3/25/20): Officials report there are now 257 confirmed cases in Nashville

Mar 25, 2020

Credit nashville.gov/Health-Department

  NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne)  -- Metro Nashville reported just four new cases of COVID-19 during the 24 hours ending Wednesday, but health officials were quick to say the low number does not represent a downturn, but problems with infection testing and reporting.

Nashville currently has 257 confirmed coronavirus infections. Four individuals are hospitalized due to complications caused by the virus. Thirty-four city residents have now recovered from the illness.

Metro Coronavirus Task Force Chair Dr. Alex Jahangir announced that the city’s new virus hotline is open and taking calls. You can dial in with questions to 615-862-7777 between seven a.m. and seven p.m. seven days a week.

Dr. Jahangir announced changes to the way residents can use Metro Parks in an effort to bolster social distancing. The city’s playgrounds, dog parks, picnic shelters and basketball courts are closed going forward. Golf courses and walking trails will remain open.

Metro Schools Director announced a new partnership with Nashville Public Television to begin in home school instruction by television. Lessons for Middle and High School students will begin aired on NPT April 6.