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Contact Name: Chris Song




Date: July 21, 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 Public Health Department officials announced today 18,056 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County.

There have been no new probable cases in the past 24 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 18,076 cases, an increase of 240 in the past 24 hours.

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

There have been no new probable deaths reported in the past 24 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 24 hours, a 101-year-old woman with a pending medical history.

A total of one-hundred fifty-five (155) people in Davidson County have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including both confirmed and probable cases, 160 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.

12,278 individuals have recovered from the virus.

Available hospital beds: 20 percent

Available ICU beds: 23 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 113 calls on Monday, July 20, 2020.

Total number of cases: 18,076
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 240

Cases by sex
Male: 9,240
Female: 8,564
Unknown: 272

Total Cases by age

Unknown 47
0-10 874
11-20 1,783
21-30 5,513
31-40 3,702
41-50 2,565
51-60 1,771
61-70 998
71-80 495
81+ 328
Total 18,076
Recovered 12,278
Deaths 160
Total active cases 5,638


Total number of people tested Total positive/probable cases Total negative results Positive results as percentage of total
145,785 18,076 127,709 12.4%


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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