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Contact Name: Chris Song



Date: August 18, 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 24,433 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County.

There have been nine 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 24,514 cases, an increase of 126 in the past 24 hours.

The cases range in age from 1 month to 103 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.

Six additional confirmed deaths have been reported in the past 24 hours, including a 93-year-old woman and a 95-year-old woman with underlying health conditions, in addition to a 91-year-old man, a 94-year-old woman, a 97-year-old man and a 103-year-old woman with pending medical histories.

A total of two-hundred twelve (212) people in Davidson County have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including both confirmed and probable cases, 221 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.

21,551 individuals have recovered from the virus.

New cases per 100,000 people: 27.1

Seven-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests: 12.2

Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds: 17 percent

Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds: 13 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 56 calls on Monday, August 17, 2020.

Total number of cases: 24,514
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 126

Cases by sex
Male: 12,241
Female: 11,974
Unknown: 299

Cases by age

Unknown 56
0-10 1,207
11-20 2,513
21-30 7,252
31-40 4,969
41-50 3,450
51-60 2,443
61-70 1,483
71-80 690
81+ 451
Total 24,514
Recovered 21,551
Deaths 221
Total active cases 2,742


Total number of people tested Total positive/probable cases Total negative results Positive results as percentage of total
198,252 24,514 173,738 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 to be kept at 25 people or fewer. 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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