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MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for December 20


MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for December 20

Metro Public Health Department officials announced today 59,570 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County.

There have been 46 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 61,556 cases, an increase of 765 in the past 24 hours.

The cases range in age from 1 month to 106 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 new confirmed deaths have been reported in the past 24 hours, a 54-year-old woman, and a 68-year-old man, both with underlying health conditions.

A total of four hundred fifteen (415) people in Davidson County have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including both confirmed and probable cases, 429 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.

54,059 individuals are now labeled inactive/recovered after having the virus previously.

New cases per 100,000 people: 89.66

Seven-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests: 16.6

Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds: 13 percent

Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds: 7 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 269 calls on Saturday, December 19, 2020.

Total number of cases: 61,556
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 765

Cases by sex
Male: 29,400
Female: 31,623
Unknown: 533

Cases by age

Unknown 96
0-10 2,903
11-20 6,399
21-30 17,761
31-40 12,025
41-50 8,206
51-60 6,665
61-70 4,221
71-80 2,058
81+ 1,222
Total 61,556
Inactive/Recovered 54,059
Deaths 429
Total active cases 7,068


Total number of tests conducted Total positive/probable results Total negative results Positive results as percentage of total
755,209 72,420 682,789 9.59%


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.