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MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for February 2


MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for February 2

Metro Public Health Department officials announced today 80,622 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County.

There have been 42 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 85,066 cases, an increase of 158 in the past 24 hours.

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

Two new probable deaths have been reported in the past 24 hours, a 55-year-old woman with a pending medical history and an 88-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.

There have been six new confirmed deaths reported in the past 24 hours, a 41-year-old man, a 54-year-old man, a 61-year-old man, a 65-year-old woman, a 79-year-old woman and a 77-year-old woman, all with underlying health conditions.

A total of five hundred forty-eight (548) people in Davidson County have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including both confirmed and probable cases, 584 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.

80,473 individuals are now labeled inactive/recovered after having the virus previously.

New cases per 100,000 people: 49.7

Seven-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests: 8.5

Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds: 19 percent

Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds: 13 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 957 calls on Monday, February 1, 2020.

Total number of cases: 85,066
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 158

Cases by sex
Male: 40,278
Female: 44,034
Unknown: 754

Cases by age

Unknown 138
0-10 3,999
11-20 8,601
21-30 23,836
31-40 16,543
41-50 11,295
51-60 9,534
61-70 6,238
71-80 3,104
81+ 1,778
Total 85,066
Inactive/Recovered 80,473
Deaths 584
Total active cases 4,009


Total number of tests conducted Total positive/probable results Total negative results Positive results as percentage of total
931,993 97,647 834,346 10.48%


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.