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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.


Several graphics are attached that will be referenced during the 7/23 Metro COVID-19 Press Briefing.


Metro Public Health Department officials announced today 18,807 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County.

There have been one new probable case 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 18,830 cases, an increase of 407 in the past 24 hours.

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

There have been two new probable deaths reported in the past 24 hours, an 83-year-old woman with a pending medical history and a 36-year-old man with underlying health conditions.

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.

No additional confirmed deaths have been reported in the past 24 hours.

A total of one-hundred sixty-one (161) people in Davidson County have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including both confirmed and probable cases, 169 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.

13,116 individuals have recovered from the virus.

Available hospital beds: 16 percent

Available ICU beds: 20 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 67 calls on Wednesday, July 22, 2020.

Total number of cases: 18,830
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 407

Cases by sex
Male: 9,571
Female: 8,992
Unknown: 267

Total Cases by age

Unknown 46
0-10 898
11-20 1,868
21-30 5,731
31-40 3,878
41-50 2,666
51-60 1,836
61-70 1,049
71-80 516
81+ 342
Total 18,830
Recovered 13,116
Deaths 169
Total active cases 5,545


Total number of people tested Total positive/probable cases Total negative results Positive results as percentage of total
151,434 18,830 132,604 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.