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MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for August 26


MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for August 26

Metro Public Health Department officials announced today 25,347 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County.

There has been one new probable case 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 25,452 cases, an increase of 68 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 69-year-old man with underlying health conditions and a 94-year-old woman with a pending medical history.

A total of two-hundred twenty-two (222) people in Davidson County have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including both confirmed and probable cases, 231 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.

23,269 individuals have recovered from the virus.

New cases per 100,000 people: 19.1

Seven-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests: 9.8

Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds: 17 percent

Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds: 11 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 37 calls on Tuesday, August 25, 2020.

Total number of cases: 25,452
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 68

Cases by sex
Male: 12,727
Female: 12,429
Unknown: 296

Deaths by Race
Asian                                                     6
Black/African American                 88
Other                                                    14
White                                                    119
Pending                                             4

Cases by Race
Asian                                                       2.1%
Black/African American                 17.9%
Other Race                                          21.0%
Pending                                               17.4%
Two or More Races                           0.4%
Unknown                                            10.3%
White                                                    30.8%

Deaths by Zip Code

37013                                                    37

37211                                                    33

37115                                                    23

37207                                                    18

37214                                                    10

37218                                                    10

Cases by age

Unknown 53
0-10 1,263
11-20 2,635
21-30 7,511
31-40 5,138
41-50 3,566
51-60 2,552
61-70 1,548
71-80 719
81+ 467
Total 25,452
Recovered 23,269
Deaths 231
Total active cases 1,952


Total number of people tested Total positive/probable cases Total negative results Positive results as percentage of total
209,761 25,452 184,309 12.1%


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.