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MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for December 23


MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for December 23

Metro Public Health Department officials announced today 61,744 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County.

There have been 58 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 63,944 cases, an increase of 422 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.

Fourteen new confirmed deaths have been reported in the past 24 hours, a 66-year-old woman with a pending medical history, along with a 93-year-old man, a 76-year-old woman, a 90-year-old man, an 84-year-old woman, an 88-year-old man, an 89-year-old woman, a 67-year-old woman, a 77-year-old woman, a 63-year-old man, a 77-year-old woman, an 81-year-old man, an 83-year-old man and a 59-year-old man, all with underlying health conditions.

A total of four hundred thirty (430) people in Davidson County have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including both confirmed and probable cases, 449 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.

56,256 individuals are now labeled inactive/recovered after having the virus previously.

New cases per 100,000 people: 97.9

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

Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds: 15 percent

Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds: 7 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 366 calls on Tuesday, December 22, 2020.

Total number of cases: 63,944
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 422

Cases by sex
Male: 30,489
Female: 32,883
Unknown: 572

Cases by Race

Asian                                                     2.0%

Black or African American            17.9%

Other Race                                          14.5%

Pending                                               8.6%

Two or More Races                         0.4%

Unknown                                            15.5%

White                                                    41.1%


Deaths by Race

Asian                                                     13

Black or African American            144

Other                                                    30

White                                                    258

Pending                                               4

Deaths by Zip Code

37013                                                    52

37211                                                    50

37115                                                    41

37207                                                    33

37218                                                    14

37214                                                    16
37076                                               16

37215                                               17

37216                                               17
37209                                               11
37221                                               14
37210                                               12

37138                                               13


Cases by age

Unknown 104
0-10 3,005
11-20 6,573
21-30 18,412
31-40 12,505
41-50 8,490
51-60 6,946
61-70 4,438
71-80 2,159
81+ 1,312
Total 63,944
Inactive/Recovered 56,256
Deaths 449
Total active cases 7,239


Total number of tests conducted Total positive/probable results Total negative results Positive results as percentage of total
774,004 75,010 698,994 9.69%


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.