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MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for August 12


MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for August 12

Metro Public Health Department officials announced today 23,379 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County.

There have been four 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 23,434 cases, an increase of 129 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.

Two additional confirmed deaths have been reported in the past 24 hours, a 65-year-old man and a 63-year-old woman, both with underlying health conditions.

A total of two-hundred one (201) people in Davidson County have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including both confirmed and probable cases, 210 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.

20,384 individuals have recovered from the virus.

New cases per 100,000 people: 28.4

Seven-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests: 13.1

Available hospital beds: 14 percent

Available ICU beds: 10 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 42 calls on Tuesday, August 11, 2020.

Total number of cases: 23,434
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 129

Cases by sex
Male: 11,738
Female: 11,388
Unknown: 308

Deaths by Race
Asian                                                     6
Black/African American                 83
Other                                                    13
White                                                    105
Pending                                             3

Cases by Race
Asian                                                       2.1%
Black/African American                 16.6%
Other Race                                          21.2%
Pending                                               20.2%
Two or More Races                           0.4%
Unknown                                            10.6%
White                                                    29.0%

Cases by age

Unknown 55
0-10 1,138
11-20 2,373
21-30 7,000
31-40 4,768
41-50 3,303
51-60 2,318
61-70 1,399
71-80 662
81+ 418
Total 23,434
Recovered 20,384
Deaths 210
Total active cases 2,840



Total number of people tested Total positive/probable cases Total negative results Positive results as percentage of total
188,548 23,434 165,114 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.