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Coronavirus updates in Tennessee: Nashville confirms 153 new cases after holiday weekend

The Tennessean (Nashville) logo The Tennessean (Nashville) 5/26/2020 Staff reports, Nashville Tennessean
a group of people walking on a city street: People cross Lower Broadway at 3rd Ave. in Nashville, Tenn., Monday, May 25, 2020. Nashville started the second phase of reopening on Monday, allowing restaurants and retail stores to open at 75% capacity and salons, gyms and attractions to open at half capacity. © Andrew Nelles / The Tennessean People cross Lower Broadway at 3rd Ave. in Nashville, Tenn., Monday, May 25, 2020. Nashville started the second phase of reopening on Monday, allowing restaurants and retail stores to open at 75% capacity and salons, gyms and attractions to open at half capacity.

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Nashville confirms 153 new cases after holiday weekend

The Nashville health department announced Tuesday that 153 new cases of COVID-19 had been confirmed in the last day, bringing the city's total case count to 4,974.

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Confirmed cases range in age from 1 month to 100 years.

The city also confirmed another coronavirus death Tuesday, saying a 90-year-old woman with the virus had died. Fifty-six people in Nashville have died after testing positive for the virus.

The city said 3,571 individuals have recovered from the virus by Tuesday.

Tennessee sees 462 new cases in 24 hours

The Tennessee Department of Health announced a total of 20,607 confirmed COVID-19 cases Monday, up from 20,145 Sunday. 

There are 1,594 people hospitalized, up 11 from Sunday. Officials reported two deaths, bring the state total to 338. 13,073 people have recovered. 

Nashville sees 90 new cases on Memorial Day as it begins phase 2 in reopening

While Nashville began phase 2 of its four-part reopening after the coronavirus shutdow, the Metro Public Health Department announced a total of 4,821 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Davidson County, up from 4,731 since Sunday. 

The cases range in age from 1 month to 100 years. 

Health officials also reported two new deaths: a 59-year-old man with underlying health conditions and a 79-year-old man. The health department says it's unknown at this time if the 79-year-old had underlying health conditions. 

A total of 55 people have died after contracting COVID-19 in Davidson County. 3,560 people have recovered from the virus. 

Davidson County moved into the second stage of its reopening plan Monday, which included the (limited) return of live music performances in Nashville.

Major components of phase two include an increase in capacity limits from 50% to 75% at restaurants and retail stores, as well as the reopening of salons, barbershops and gyms. Playgrounds and basketball courts can also reopen, as can museums and attractions (at 50% capacity). Live music is allowed at restaurants, but no power trios, please — there's a maximum of two people on stage at once, and dance floors must remain closed.

Many restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 remain in place, however, including a ban on gatherings of 25 people or more. People are still asked to practice social distancing and other safety measures like wearing a face coverings in public settings.

More than half of Williamson COVID-19 deaths came from nursing home, report indicates

According to a report by National Health Care Corporation Franklin, seven deaths have occurred at the Fairground Street nursing home, which makes up over half of the COVID-19 deaths in Williamson County. 

Deaths in Williamson County totaled 10 late last week.

NHC Franklin, which is a Medicare and Medicaid nursing home provider, is located in a low income area of Franklin.

According to estimates by Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey, nursing home deaths make up about half of overall COVID-19 related deaths across Tennessee. 

The long-term care facility report from the TDH indicates there have been 125 deaths in nursing homes tied to COVID-19, while Tennessee had 313 COVID-19 deaths as of Friday afternoon.

On Friday, the state released a weekly report showing that five deaths had occurred at NHC Franklin, but the facility's website, which is updated daily, showed an additional two deaths as of Friday.

This article originally appeared on Nashville Tennessean: Coronavirus updates in Tennessee: Nashville confirms 153 new cases after holiday weekend

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