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MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for August 9


MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for August 9

Metro Public Health Department officials announced today 22,854 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 22,904 cases, an increase of 190 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.

A total of one-hundred ninety-six (196) people in Davidson County have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including both confirmed and probable cases, 205 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.

19,595 individuals have recovered from the virus.

New cases per 100,000 people: 27.6

Seven-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests: 11.9

Available hospital beds: 17 percent

Available ICU beds: 11 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 15 calls on Saturday, August 8, 2020.

Total number of cases: 22,904
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 190

Cases by sex
Male: 11,467
Female: 11,132
Unknown: 305

Cases by age

Unknown 53
0-10 1,111
11-20 2,291
21-30 6,888
31-40 4,661
41-50 3,234
51-60 2,254
61-70 1,355
71-80 650
81+ 407
Total 22,904
Recovered 19,595
Deaths 205
Total active cases 3,104


Total number of people tested Total positive/probable cases Total negative results Positive results as percentage of total
183.915 22,904 161,011 12.5%


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.