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MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for February 17


MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for February 17

Metro Public Health Department officials announced today 83,343 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County.

There have been 16 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 88,300 cases, an increase of 74 in the past 24 hours.

The cases range in age from 1 month to 107 years.

No new probable deaths have been 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 has been one new confirmed death reported in the past 24 hours, an 85-year-old man with underlying health conditions.

A total of five hundred seventy-nine (579) people in Davidson County have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including both confirmed and probable cases, 618 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.

85,198 individuals are now labeled inactive/recovered after having the virus previously.

New cases per 100,000 people: 31.5

Seven-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests: 5.8

Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds: 15 percent

Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds: 13 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 576 calls on Tuesday, February 16, 2021.

Total number of cases: 88,300
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 74

Cases by sex
Male: 41,817
Female: 45,728
Unknown: 755

Cases by Race

Asian                                                     2.0%

Black or African American            18.4%

Other Race                                          13.1%

Pending                                               7.6%

Two or More Races                         0.3%

Unknown                                            14.8%

White                                                    43.8%


Deaths by Race

Asian                                                     15

Black or African American            190

Other                                                    38

White                                                    369

Pending                                               6

Deaths by Zip Code

37013                                                    62

37211                                                    63

37115                                                    49

37207                                                    38
37215                                               19
37216                                               18
37076                                               21
37221                                               21
37214                                                    18

37218                                                    16

37210                                               14
37209                                               16
37138                                               16
37072                                               14

37206                                               12
37205                                               13
37217                                               13

37208                                               11


Cases by age

Unknown 142
0-10 4,199
11-20 8,962
21-30 24,648
31-40 17,155
41-50 11,720
51-60 9,899
61-70 6,494
71-80 3,230
81+ 1,851
Total 88,300
Inactive/Recovered 85,198
Deaths 618
Total active cases 2,484


Total number of tests conducted Total positive/probable results Total negative results Positive results as percentage of total
988,991 100,995 887,996 10.21%


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.