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MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for January 22 


MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for January 22 

Metro Public Health Department officials announced today 77,534 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County.  

There have been 62 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 81,561 cases, an increase of 420 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. 

Five new confirmed deaths have been reported in the past 24 hours, a 66-year-old man, an 89-year-old woman, a 49-year-old woman, a 64-year-old man and a 78-year-old woman, all with underlying health conditions. 

A total of five hundred twenty-one (521) people in Davidson County have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including both confirmed and probable cases, 552 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19. 

75,752 individuals are now labeled inactive/recovered after having the virus previously.  

New cases per 100,000 people: 64.1 

Seven-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests: 13.6 

Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds13 percent 

Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds: 6 percent 

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 913 calls on ThursdayJanuary 21, 2020. 

Total number of cases: 81,561
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 420

Cases by sex
Male: 38,569
Female: 42,254
Unknown: 738 

Cases by age 

Unknown  125 
0-10  3,815 
11-20  8,155 
21-30  22,961 
31-40  15,924 
41-50  10,851 
51-60  9,117 
61-70  5,951 
71-80  2,944 
81+  1,718 
Total  81,561 
Inactive/Recovered  75,752 
Deaths  552 
Total active cases  5,257 


Total number of tests conducted  Total positive/probable results  Total negative results  Positive results as percentage of total 
889,482  93,781  795,701  10.54% 


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.