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MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for December 9


MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for December 9

Metro Public Health Department officials announced today 50,527 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County.

There have been 23 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 51,633 cases, an increase of 666 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 nine new confirmed deaths reported in the past 24 hours, a 102-year-old woman, an 85-year-old woman, an 84-year-old man, an 84-year-old woman, an 81-year-old woman, a 65-year-old man, a 64-year-old man, a 59-year-old man and a 54-year-old man, all with underlying health conditions.

A total of three hundred seventy-seven (377) people in Davidson County have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including both confirmed and probable cases, 390 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.

48,234 individuals are now labeled inactive/recovered after having the virus previously.

New cases per 100,000 people: 65.05

Seven-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests: 14.9

Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds: 13 percent

Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds: 11 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 236 calls on Tuesday, December 8, 2020.

Total number of cases: 51,633
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 666

Cases by sex
Male: 24,865
Female: 26,347
Unknown: 421

Cases by Race

Asian                                                     2.1%

Black or African American            18.4%

Other Race                                          15.6%

Pending                                               8.7%

Two or More Races                         0.4%

Unknown                                            13.8%

White                                                    40.9%


Deaths by Race

Asian                                                     13

Black or African American            129

Other                                                    25

White                                                    219

Pending                                               4

Deaths by Zip Code

37013                                                    49

37211                                                    48

37115                                                    35

37207                                                    30

37218                                                    12

37214                                                    13
37076                                               14

37215                                               14

37216                                               13
37209                                               10
37221                                               11
37210                                               10

37138                                               10


Cases by age

Unknown 82
0-10 2,444
11-20 5,482
21-30 15,198
31-40 10,146
41-50 6,843
51-60 5,473
61-70 3,395
71-80 1,618
81+ 952
Total 51,633
Inactive/Recovered 48,234
Deaths 390
Total active cases 3,009


Total number of tests conducted Total positive/probable results Total negative results Positive results as percentage of total
690,699 61,873 628,826 8.96%


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.