NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne) -- Mayor John Cooper has extended his “Safer-at-Home" order for Nashville residents for another week Thursday morning, citing a rising number of new COVID-19 infections.
Cooper provided a chart showing the number of new confirmed infections climbing over the past two weeks from a “moving average” of 40 cases a day to 80 cases a day.
Mayor Cooper concluded that “Only when the metrics are stable will we move to Phase One of the Roadmap for Reopening.”
The Mayors new restrictions come on the same day Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee allowed statewide coronavirus shelter-at-home orders to expire. Lee is moving aggresively to restart Tennessee's economy, including in all six counties that border Nashville.
Thursday’s Nashville COVID-19 count rose to 2,669 cases, up 57 new infections in the past 24 hours.