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Nashville to honor victims of COVID-19 as city surpasses 500 deaths

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Posted at 2:04 PM, Jan 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-07 15:04:12-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Nashville Mayor John Cooper announced 500 small white flags will be placed in front of Metro’s Historic Courthouse to remember the lives lost to COVID-19.

Metro reported three additional deaths Thursday morning, bringing the total number of COVID-attributed deaths to 502. As of today, 475 people in Davidson County have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19.

Mayor Cooper said in a release Thursday that the flags will be placed on the public square lawn on Friday afternoon, marking “a somber pandemic milestone.”

Cooper was not at this week's COVID-19 press conference because he is quarantining after his wife tested positive for the virus.