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MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for December 24


MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for December 24

Metro Public Health Department officials announced today 62,503 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County.

There have been 132 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 64,835 cases, an increase of 891 in the past 24 hours.

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

There has been one new probable death reported in the past 24 hours, a 67-year-old woman 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.

One new confirmed death has been reported in the past 24 hours, a 59-year-old man with a pending medical history.

A total of four hundred thirty-one (431) people in Davidson County have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including both confirmed and probable cases, 451 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.

56,996 individuals are now labeled inactive/recovered after having the virus previously.

New cases per 100,000 people: 97.6

Seven-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests: 16.3

Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds: 14 percent

Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds: 9 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 255 calls on Wednesday, December 23, 2020.

Total number of cases: 64,835
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 891

Cases by sex
Male: 30,891
Female: 33,366
Unknown: 578

Cases by age

Unknown 105
0-10 3,057
11-20 6,645
21-30 18,678
31-40 12,671
41-50 8,611
51-60 7,035
61-70 4,513
71-80 2,188
81+ 1,332
Total 64,835
Inactive/Recovered 56,996
Deaths 451
Total active cases 7,388


Total number of tests conducted Total positive/probable results Total negative results Positive results as percentage of total
780,675 75,927 704,748 9.73%


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.