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MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for February 4


MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for February 4

Metro Public Health Department officials announced today 80,924 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County.

There have been 44 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 85,458 cases, an increase of 254 in the past 24 hours.

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

One new probable death has been reported in the past 24 hours, a 73-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 no new confirmed deaths reported in the past 24 hours.

A total of five hundred fifty-five (555) people in Davidson County have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including both confirmed and probable cases, 593 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.

81,565 individuals are now labeled inactive/recovered after having the virus previously.

New cases per 100,000 people: 42.4

Seven-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests: 8.2

Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds: 15 percent

Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds: 10 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 646 calls on Wednesday, February 3, 2020.

Total number of cases: 85,458
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 254

Cases by sex
Male: 40,458
Female: 44,257
Unknown: 743


Cases by age

Unknown 143
0-10 4,021
11-20 8,638
21-30 23,949
31-40 16,607
41-50 11,361
51-60 9,578
61-70 6,265
71-80 3,110
81+ 1,786
Total 85,458
Inactive/Recovered 81,565
Deaths 593
Total active cases 3,300


Total number of tests conducted Total positive/probable results Total negative results Positive results as percentage of total
937,586 98,021 839,565 10.45%


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.