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MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for April 21


MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for April 21

Metro Public Health Department officials announced today 90,789 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County.

There have been 19 new probable cases in the past 24 hours.

Probable cases refer to those that have supporting epidemiological and clinical evidence that a COVID-19 infection has occurred, regardless of test result. If a person is a close contact of a COVID-19 case and has a clinically compatible illness, he or she can meet the criteria to be a probable case. Additionally, a positive result of an antigen test from a respiratory specimen can meet the criteria to be a probable case. 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 97,371 cases, an increase of 92 in the past 24 hours.

The cases range in age from 1 month to 107 years.

No new probable deaths have been 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.

There have been no new confirmed deaths reported in the past 24 hours.

The Metro Public Health Department has updated its reporting procedures surrounding deaths caused by COVID-19. MPHD will now report the number of deaths reported by the Tennessee Department of Health, with verification standards in place to work to confirm those reports in a timely manner. MPHD will continue to investigate the cause of death and county of residence to ensure an accurate and true count.

Under the updated death reporting standards, eight hundred ninety-eight (898) Davidson County residents have died from a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including probable cases, 89 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.

94,883 individuals are now labeled inactive/recovered after having the virus previously.

New cases per 100,000 people: 17

Seven-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests: 4.3

Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds: 12 percent

Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds: 9 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 214 calls on Tuesday, April 20, 2021.

Total number of cases: 97,371
Cases reported in the past 72 hours: 92

Cases by sex
Male: 46,294
Female: 50,329
Unknown: 768

Cases by age

Unknown 128
0-10 4,756
11-20 10,182
21-30 27,056
31-40 18,837
41-50 12,848
51-60 10,915
61-70 7,175
71-80 3,492
81+ 1,982
Total 97,371
Inactive/Recovered 94,883
Deaths 898
Total active cases 1,590


Total number of tests conducted Total positive/probable results Total negative results Positive results as percentage of total
1,175,311 109,845 1,065,466 9.35%


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 15 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.