DAILY METRO COVID19 PRESS UPDATE
Contact Name: Chris Song
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
Deaths by Race
Black/African American 74
Cases by Race
Black/African American 15.6%
Other Race 20.7%
Two or More Races 0.4%
Total Cases by age
|Total active cases||4,782|
|Total number of people tested||Total positive/probable cases||Total negative results||Positive results as percentage of total|
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.