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MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for December 22


MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for December 22

Metro Public Health Department officials announced today 61,380 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 63,522 cases, an increase of 1,015 in the past 24 hours.

The cases range in age from 1 month to 106 years.

There have been five new probable deaths reported in the past 24 hours, an 80-year-old woman, a 93-year-old man and an 82-year-old man with pending medical histories, along with a 75-year-old woman and a 92-year-old man with underlying health conditions.

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 new confirmed deaths have been reported in the past 24 hours.

A total of four hundred sixteen (416) people in Davidson County have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including both confirmed and probable cases, 435 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.

55,419 individuals are now labeled inactive/recovered after having the virus previously.

New cases per 100,000 people: 102.3

Seven-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests: 16.5

Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds: 16 percent

Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds: 8 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 110 calls on Monday, December 21, 2020.

Total number of cases: 63,522
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 1,015

Cases by sex
Male: 30,321
Female: 32,633
Unknown: 568

Cases by age

Unknown 103
0-10 2,986
11-20 6,551
21-30 18,280
31-40 12,423
41-50 8,447
51-60 6,904
61-70 4,402
71-80 2,138
81+ 1,288
Total 63,522
Inactive/Recovered 55,419
Deaths 435
Total active cases 7,668


Total number of tests conducted Total positive/probable results Total negative results Positive results as percentage of total
771,589 74,603 696,986 9.67%


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.