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MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for December 2


MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for December 2

Metro Public Health Department officials announced today 46,761 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County.

There have been 40 new probable cases in the past 24 hours.

Probable cases refer to those that have supporting epidemiological and clinical evidence that a COVID-19 infection has occurred, regardless of test result. If a person is a close contact of a COVID-19 case and has a clinically compatible illness, he or she can meet the criteria to be a probable case. Additionally, a positive result of an antigen test from a respiratory specimen can meet the criteria to be a probable case. 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 47,682 cases, an increase of 522 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.

There have been three new confirmed deaths reported in the past 24 hours, a 50-year-old man, a 71-year-old man and a 98-year-old woman, all with underlying health conditions

A total of three hundred fifty-nine (359) people in Davidson County have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including both confirmed and probable cases, 372 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.

44,259 individuals are now labeled inactive/recovered after having the virus previously.

New cases per 100,000 people: 66.31

Seven-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests: 10.2

Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds: 12 percent

Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds: 5 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 390 calls on Tuesday, December 1, 2020.

Total number of cases: 47,682
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 522

Cases by sex
Male: 23,072
Female: 24,211
Unknown: 399

Cases by Race

Asian                                                2.1%

Black or African American           18.4%

Other Race                                      16.0%

Pending                                           9.1%

Two or More Races                       0.5%

Unknown                                        13.2%

White                                               40.5%


Deaths by Race

Asian                                                11

Black or African American           126

Other                                               24

White                                               207

Pending                                           4

Deaths by Zip Code

37013                                               48

37211                                               47

37115                                               35

37207                                               28

37218                                               12

37214                                               12
37076                                               13

37215                                               13

37216                                               13
37209                                               10
37221                                               11
37210                                               10

37138                                               10


Cases by age

Unknown 77
0-10 2,246
11-20 5,159
21-30 14,223
31-40 9,388
41-50 6,272
51-60 4,948
61-70 3,054
71-80 1,453
81+ 862
Total 47,682
Inactive/Recovered 44,259
Deaths 372
Total active cases 3,051


Total number of tests conducted Total positive/probable results Total negative results Positive results as percentage of total
663,618 57,602 606,016 8.68%


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 8 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.