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MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for January 20 


MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for January 20 

Metro Public Health Department officials announced today 76,784 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County.  

There have been 32 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 80,663 cases, an increase of 248 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 77-year-old man 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 eight new confirmed deaths reported in the past 24 hours, a 73-year-old woman and a 59-year-old man with pending medical histories, along with a 74-year-old woman, a 78-year-old man, a 35-year-old woman, a 72-year-old man, a 55-year-old man and a 66-year-old man, all with underlying health conditions. 

A total of five hundred fifteen (515) people in Davidson County have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including both confirmed and probable cases, 546 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19. 

74,231 individuals are now labeled inactive/recovered after having the virus previously.  

New cases per 100,000 people: 74.9 

Seven-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests: 14.0 

Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds14 percent 

Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds: 6 percent 

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 823 calls on TuesdayJanuary 19, 2020. 

Total number of cases: 80,663
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 248

Cases by sex
Male: 38,161
Female: 41,773
Unknown: 729 

Cases by Race 

Asian 2.0% 

Black or African American 17.9% 

Other Race 13.5% 

Pending 7.9% 

Two or More Races 0.3% 

Unknown 15.2% 

White 43.0% 


Deaths by Race 

Asian 14 

Black or African American 164 

Other 34 

White 327 

Pending 7 

Deaths by Zip Code 

37013 56 

37211 54 

37115 45 

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

37218 16 

37210                                               14
37209                                               15
37138                                               16
37072                                               12 

37206                                               10
37205                                               12
37217                                               11 


Cases by age 

Unknown  123 
0-10  3,752 
11-20  8,060 
21-30  22,740 
31-40  15,752 
41-50  10,741 
51-60  9,010 
61-70  5,863 
71-80  2,920 
81+  1,702 
Total  80,663 
Inactive/Recovered  74,231 
Deaths  546 
Total active cases  5,886 


Total number of tests conducted  Total positive/probable results  Total negative results  Positive results as percentage of total 
882,640  92,831  789,809  10.52% 


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.