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MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for February 23


MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for February 23

Metro Public Health Department officials announced today 83,838 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County.

There have been 30 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 88,959 cases, an increase of 110 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 have been three new confirmed deaths reported in the past 24 hours, a 71-year-old man, a 56-year-old man and a 58-year-old man, all with underlying health conditions.

A total of five hundred eighty-four (584) people in Davidson County have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including both confirmed and probable cases, 623 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.

86,550 individuals are now labeled inactive/recovered after having the virus previously.

New cases per 100,000 people: 19.5

Seven-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests: 5.7

Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds: 18 percent

Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds: 15 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 1817 calls on Monday, February 22, 2021.

Total number of cases: 88,959
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 110

Cases by sex
Male: 42,163
Female: 46,036
Unknown: 760

Cases by age

Unknown 141
0-10 4,218
11-20 9,044
21-30 24,828
31-40 17,269
41-50 11,804
51-60 9,992
61-70 6,544
71-80 3,251
81+ 1,868
Total 88,959
Inactive/Recovered 86,550
Deaths 623
Total active cases 1,786


Total number of tests conducted Total positive/probable results Total negative results Positive results as percentage of total
995,940 101,577 894,363 10.20%


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.