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MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for August 31


MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for August 31

Metro Public Health Department officials announced today 25,861 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County.

There have been no 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 25,975 cases, an increase of 30 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.

No additional confirmed deaths have been reported in the past 24 hours.

A total of two-hundred twenty-six (226) people in Davidson County have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including both confirmed and probable cases, 237 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.

24,338 individuals have recovered from the virus.

New cases per 100,000 people: 17.8

Seven-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests: 8.6

Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds: 17 percent

Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds: 13 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 3 calls on Sunday, August 30, 2020.

Total number of cases: 25,975
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 30


Cases by sex
Male: 12,963
Female: 12,726
Unknown: 286

Cases by age

Unknown 52
0-10 1,290
11-20 2,705
21-30 7,668
31-40 5,229
41-50 3,633
51-60 2,605
61-70 1,584
71-80 731
81+ 478
Total 25,975
Recovered 24,338
Deaths 237
Total active cases 1,400


Total number of people tested Total positive/probable cases Total negative results Positive results as percentage of total
216,466 25,975 190,491 12.0%


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.