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MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for February 25

02/25/21

MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for February 25

Metro Public Health Department officials announced today 84,088 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County.

There have been 54 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 89,297 cases, an increase of 211 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 four new confirmed deaths reported in the past 24 hours, a 55-year-old man with a pending medical history, along with a 62-year-old man, a 78-year-old man and a 69-year-old man, all with underlying health conditions.

A total of five hundred ninety-two (592) people in Davidson County have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including both confirmed and probable cases, 631 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.

87,052 individuals are now labeled inactive/recovered after having the virus previously.

New cases per 100,000 people: 15.1

Seven-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests: 7.3

Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds: 14 percent

Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds: 11 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 1,320 calls on Wednesday, February 24, 2021.

Total number of cases: 89,297
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 211
Cases by sex
Male: 42,319
Female: 46,216
Unknown: 762

Cases by age

Unknown 142
0-10 4,238
11-20 9,110
21-30 24,917
31-40 17,333
41-50 11,835
51-60 10,026
61-70 6,556
71-80 3,264
81+ 1,876
Total 89,297
Inactive/Recovered 87,052
Deaths 631
Total active cases 1,614

 

Total number of tests conducted Total positive/probable results Total negative results Positive results as percentage of total
1,001,672 101,870 899,802 10.17%

 

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.