Mayor says Nashville's reimposed health restrictions are 'flattening the curve.'

Aug 7, 2020


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne)  --  Nashville health officials continue to report progress in the city’s battle with the recent surge in new cases of COVID-19.

Mayor John Cooper on Thursday reported that the city’s virus positivity rate had fallen to 8.1 percent. That’s the lowest reading for that metric in Nashville since the pandemic began.

The positivity rate reflects the percentage of positive results among the total number of tests administered in a given week.

Nashville has added two new data categories to its “Key Metrics” dashboard. They include “New Cases per 100k Residents” and the “7 Day Positive Test Rate.”

The dashboard shows coronavirus is not yet back under control. Only four of the eight key metrics are currently in the green.