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MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for August 19


MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for August 19

Metro Public Health Department officials announced today 24,607 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County.

There have been eight 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 24,696 cases, an increase of 182 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.

Two additional confirmed deaths have been reported in the past 24 hours, a 63-year-old woman with underlying health conditions and an 87-year-old man with a pending medical history.

A total of two-hundred fourteen (214) people in Davidson County have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including both confirmed and probable cases, 223 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.

21,759 individuals have recovered from the virus.

New cases per 100,000 people: 24.2

Seven-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests: 11.3

Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds: 15 percent

Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds: 11 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 43 calls on Tuesday, August 18, 2020.

Total number of cases: 24,696
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 182


Cases by sex
Male: 12,331
Female: 12,062
Unknown: 303

Deaths by Race
Asian                                                     6
Black/African American                 87
Other                                                    14
White                                                    113
Pending                                             3

Cases by Race
Asian                                                       2.1%
Black/African American                 17.4%
Other Race                                          20.9%
Pending                                               18.6%
Two or More Races                           0.4%
Unknown                                            10.8%
White                                                    29.8%

Deaths by Zip Code

37013                                                    36

37211                                                    34

37115                                                    23

37207                                                    17

37214                                                    10

Please note: ZIP codes are suppressed under 10 cases.


Cases by age

Unknown 53
0-10 1,217
11-20 2,538
21-30 7,305
31-40 4,997
41-50 3,473
51-60 2,464
61-70 1,498
71-80 696
81+ 455
Total 24,696
Recovered 21,759
Deaths 223
Total active cases 2,714


Total number of people tested Total positive/probable cases Total negative results Positive results as percentage of total
200,276 24,696 175,580 12.3%


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.