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Contact Name: Chris Song



Date: July 16, 2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Mayor John Cooper’s office issued the following announcements regarding Metro’s citywide coronavirus (COVID-19) monitoring and response efforts in coordination with area hospitals, healthcare providers, medical colleges, and other community partners.


Several attachments are included in this email that will be referenced during the 7/16 Metro COVID-19 Press Briefing.


Metro Public Health Department officials announced today 16,061 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County.

There have been no additional probable cases in the past 24 hours.

Probable cases refer to those that do not test positive in a diagnostic test but might have tested positive in a different form of test like an antibody or serologic test. Probable cases also could refer to cases that were never tested but exhibited the factors consistent with a COVID-19 infection, like symptoms and close contacts of confirmed cases.

Including both confirmed and probable cases, MPHD officials announced a total of 16,079 cases, an increase of 322 in the past 24 hours.

The cases range in age from 1 month to 102 years.

There has been an additional probable death in the past 24 hours, a 71-year-old man with a pending medical history.

When the health care provider who signs the death certificate determines COVID-19 disease was the cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death, this person meets the probable case criteria and would be considered a probable death.

There have been two new additional confirmed deaths reported in the past 24 hours, a 60-year-old man with underlying health conditions and a 39-year-old man with an unknown medical history.

A total of one-hundred forty-seven (147) people in Davidson County have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including both confirmed and probable cases, 151 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.

10,746 individuals have recovered from the virus.

Available hospital beds: 18 percent

Available ICU beds: 23 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 107 calls on Wednesday, July 15, 2020.

Total number of cases: 16,079
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 322

Cases by sex
Male: 8,306
Female: 7,508
Unknown: 265

Total Cases by age

Unknown 55
0-10 755
11-20 1,549
21-30 4,880
31-40 3,337
41-50 2,316
51-60 1,585
61-70 868
71-80 448
81+ 286
Total 16,079
Recovered 10,746
Deaths 151
Total active cases 5,182


Total number of people tested Total positive/probable cases Total negative results Positive results as percentage of total
131,824 16,079 115,745 12.2%


Health officials remind everyone to take steps to stop the spread of germs like COVID-19. These include:

  • Practice social distancing as defined by the CDC (6 feet of distance from others).
  • Gatherings are recommended to be kept at 25 people or fewer, to the extent possible. Intimate gatherings are the most high-risk setting for transmission of COVID-19.
  • Wear a cloth face covering when in a community setting, especially in situations where you may be near people. These face coverings are not a substitute for social distancing.
  • Stay at home as much as possible. People over 65 years of age or whose health is at risk should remain at home if possible.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.

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