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MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for January 13


MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for January 13

Metro Public Health Department officials announced today 73,876 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County.

There have been 37 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 77,401 cases, an increase of 288 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 84-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, 520 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.

70,013 individuals are now labeled inactive/recovered after having the virus previously.

New cases per 100,000 people: 86.2

Seven-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests: 18.0

Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds: 14 percent

Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds: 6 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 1,589 calls on Tuesday, January 12, 2020.

Total number of cases: 77,401
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 288

Cases by sex
Male: 36,584
Female: 40,084
Unknown: 733

Cases by Race

Asian                                                     2.0%

Black or African American            18.0%

Other Race                                          13.7%

Pending                                               8.0%

Two or More Races                         0.3%

Unknown                                            15.0%

White                                                    43.0%


Deaths by Race

Asian                                                     13

Black or African American            159

Other                                                    33

White                                                    310

Pending                                               5

Deaths by Zip Code

37013                                                    56

37211                                                    54

37115                                                    43

37207                                                    34
37215                                               18
37216                                               17
37076                                               20
37221                                               14
37214                                                    17

37218                                                    15

37210                                               14
37209                                               13
37138                                               15
37072                                               12

37206                                               10
37205                                               10
37217                                               10


Cases by age

Unknown 120
0-10 3,581
11-20 7,744
21-30 21,919
31-40 15,138
41-50 10,316
51-60 8,593
61-70 5,599
71-80 2,778
81+ 1,613
Total 77,401
Inactive/Recovered 70,013
Deaths 520
Total active cases 6,868


Total number of tests conducted Total positive/probable results Total negative results Positive results as percentage of total
858,842 89,854 768,988 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.