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Contact Name: Chris Song



Date: July 9, 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.


The attached graphic will be referenced during the 7/9 Metro COVID-19 Press Update.


Metro Public Health Department officials announced today 13,425 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County.

There has been no new additional probable case in the past 24 hours.

Probable cases refer to those that do not test positive in a diagnostic test but might have tested positive in a different form of test like an antibody or serologic test. Probable cases also could refer to cases that were never tested but exhibited the factors consistent with a COVID-19 infection, like symptoms and close contacts of confirmed cases.

Including both confirmed and probable cases, MPHD officials announced a total of 13,440 cases, an increase of 688 in the past 24 hours.

172 of the 688 new cases date back to late June.  MPHD is now working with a new lab and expects to eliminate or significantly reduce future reporting delays.

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

There has been no new probable deaths 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.

Eight additional confirmed deaths have been reported in the past 24 hours, a 94-year old woman, an 81-year old man, an 86-year old man, a 91-year old man, a 77 year-old man, a 46-year old man, a 60-year old man, and a 63-year old man.  The medical history of all eight deaths is pending.

A total of one-hundred twenty-nine (129) people in Davidson County have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including both confirmed and probable cases, 132 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.

8,729 individuals have recovered from the virus.

Available hospital beds: 19 percent

Available ICU beds: 24 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 256 calls on Wednesday, July 8, 2020.

Total number of cases: 13,440
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 688

Cases by sex
Male: 6,970
Female: 6,211
Unknown: 259

 Total Cases by age

Unknown 1,465
0-10 568
11-20 1,171
21-30 3,410
31-40 2,479
41-50 1,780
51-60 1,253
61-70 696
71-80 373
81+ 245
Total 13,440
Recovered 8,729
Deaths 132
Total active cases 4,579


Total number of people tested Total positive/probable cases Total negative results Positive results as percentage of total
116,095 13,440 102,655 11.6%


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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