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MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for January 12


MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for January 12

Metro Public Health Department officials announced today 73,625 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County.

There have been 20 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 77,113 cases, an increase of 380 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, an 83-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 four hundred ninety (490) people in Davidson County have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including both confirmed and probable cases, 519 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.

68,927 individuals are now labeled inactive/recovered after having the virus previously.

New cases per 100,000 people: 90.5

Seven-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests: 18.6

Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds: 16 percent

Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds: 8 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 843 calls on Monday, January 11, 2020.

Total number of cases: 77,113
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 380

Cases by sex
Male: 36,443
Female: 39,940
Unknown: 730

Cases by age

Unknown 118
0-10 3,571
11-20 7,723
21-30 21,840
31-40 15,094
41-50 10,270
51-60 8,553
61-70 5,571
71-80 2,762
81+ 1,611
Total 77,113
Inactive/Recovered 68,927
Deaths 519
Total active cases 7,667


Total number of tests conducted Total positive/probable results Total negative results Positive results as percentage of total
856,713 89,582 767,131 10.46%


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.