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MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for August 5


MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for August 5

Metro Public Health Department officials announced today 21,957 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 21,997 cases, an increase of 118 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.

Three additional confirmed deaths have been reported in the past 24 hours, a 69-year-old man, a 75-year-old woman and a 77-year-old man, all with underlying health conditions.

A total of one-hundred ninety-three (193) people in Davidson County have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including both confirmed and probable cases, 202 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.

18,579 individuals have recovered from the virus.

Available hospital beds: 16 percent

Available ICU beds: 10 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 58 calls on Tuesday, August 4, 2020.

Total number of cases: 21,997
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 118

Cases by sex
Male: 10,989
Female: 10,714
Unknown: 294

Deaths by Race
Asian                                                     5
Black/African American                 78
Other                                                    13
White                                                    103
Pending                                             3

Cases by Race
Asian                                                       2.1%
Black/African American                 16.0%
Other Race                                          20.7%
Pending                                               22.8%
Two or More Races                           0.4%
Unknown                                              9.5%
White                                                    28.5%

Deaths by Zip Code *

ZIP Code Deaths Among Cases
37013 33
37211 33
37115 19
37207 16
37218 10
37214 10

*Due to HIPAA, zip codes with fewer than 10 deaths are not included in the report.

Cases by age

Unknown 52
0-10 1,060
11-20 2,196
21-30 6,624
31-40 4,467
41-50 3,092
51-60 2,170
61-70 1,313
71-80 628
81+ 395
Total 21,997
Recovered 18,579
Deaths 202
Total active cases 3,216


Total number of people tested Total positive/probable cases Total negative results Positive results as percentage of total
177,121 21,997 155,124 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.