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DAILY METRO COVID19 PRESS UPDATE

07/30/20

DAILY METRO COVID19 PRESS UPDATE

Contact Name: Chris Song

Contact: chris.song@nashville.gov

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: July 30, 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.

METRO COVID-19 PRESS BRIEFING

Several graphics are attached that may be referenced during the 7/30 Metro COVID-19 Press Briefing.

METRO PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT

Metro Public Health Department officials announced today 20,893 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County.

There have been six new probable cases in the past 48 hours.

Probable cases refer to those that do not test positive in a diagnostic test but do have supporting epidemiological and clinical evidence that a COVID-19 infection has occurred. If a person is a close contact of a COVID-19 case and has a clinically compatible illness, he or she meets the criteria to be a probable case. Additionally, if a health care provider diagnoses a person with clinically compatible illness with COVID-19, this person meets the probable case criteria.

Including both confirmed and probable cases, MPHD officials announced a total of 20,928 cases, an increase of 411 in the past 48 hours. Technical difficulties prevented a data release on Wednesday.

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

There have been no new probable deaths reported in the past 48 hours.

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.

An additional confirmed death has been reported in the past 48 hours, an 83-year-old man with underlying health conditions.

A total of one-hundred eighty-one (181) people in Davidson County have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including both confirmed and probable cases, 190 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.

15,956 individuals have recovered from the virus.

Available hospital beds: 16 percent

Available ICU beds: 12 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 63 calls on Wednesday, July 29, 2020.

Total number of cases: 20,928
Cases reported in the past 48 hours: 411

Cases by sex
Male: 10,522
Female: 10,128
Unknown: 278

Deaths by Race
Asian                                                     5
Black/African American                 74
Other                                                    13
White                                                    97
Pending                                             1

Cases by Race
Asian                                                       2.1%
Black/African American                 15.6%
Other Race                                          20.7%
Pending                                               24.5%
Two or More Races                           0.4%
Unknown                                              8.8%
White                                                    28.0%

Total Cases by age

Unknown 50
0-10 1,000
11-20 2,075
21-30 6,318
31-40 4,276
41-50 2,958
51-60 2,048
61-70 1,229
71-80 596
81+ 378
Total 20,928
Recovered 15,956
Deaths 190
Total active cases 4,782

 

Total number of people tested Total positive/probable cases Total negative results Positive results as percentage of total
167,827 20,928 146,899 12.5%

 

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.