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MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for January 21


MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for January 21

Metro Public Health Department officials announced today 77,176 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County.

There have been 86 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 81,141 cases, an increase of 478 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.

One new confirmed death has been reported in the past 24 hours, a 90-year-old woman with a pending medical history.

A total of five hundred sixteen (516) people in Davidson County have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including both confirmed and probable cases, 547 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.

75,053 individuals are now labeled inactive/recovered after having the virus previously.

New cases per 100,000 people: 72.1

Seven-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests: 13.8

Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds: 11 percent

Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds: 6 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 744 calls on Wednesday, January 20, 2020.

Total number of cases: 81,141
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 478

Cases by sex
Male: 38,386
Female: 42,020
Unknown: 735

Cases by age

Unknown 125
0-10 3,802
11-20 8,108
21-30 22,856
31-40 15,838
41-50 10,794
51-60 9,067
61-70 5,905
71-80 2,934
81+ 1,712
Total 81,141
Inactive/Recovered 75,053
Deaths 547
Total active cases 5,541


Total number of tests conducted Total positive/probable results Total negative results Positive results as percentage of total
886,030 93,304 792,726 10.53%


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.