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MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for January 27


MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for January 27

Metro Public Health Department officials announced today 79,034 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County.

There have been 42 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 83,227 cases, an increase of 159 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 74-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 six new confirmed deaths reported in the past 24 hours, two 68-year-old men, a 54-year-old man, a 75-year-old man, a 59-year-old woman and a 56-year-old woman, all with underlying health conditions.

A total of five hundred thirty-three (533) people in Davidson County have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including both confirmed and probable cases, 566 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.

77,887 individuals are now labeled inactive/recovered after having the virus previously.

New cases per 100,000 people: 62.0

Seven-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests: 12.7

Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds: 13 percent

Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds: 8 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 834 calls on Tuesday, January 26, 2020.

Total number of cases: 83,227
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 159

Cases by sex
Male: 39,379
Female: 43,092
Unknown: 756

Cases by Race

Asian                                                2.0%

Black or African American           18.0%

Other Race                                      13.4%

Pending                                           7.9%

Two or More Races                       0.3%

Unknown                                        15.2%

White                                               43.1%


Deaths by Race

Asian                                                14

Black or African American           176

Other                                               34

White                                               336

Pending                                           6

Deaths by Zip Code

37013                                               58

37211                                               56

37115                                               47

37207                                               34
37215                                               19
37216                                               18
37076                                               21
37221                                               17
37214                                               17

37218                                               16

37210                                               14
37209                                               15
37138                                               16
37072                                               12

37206                                               11
37205                                               12
37217                                               11


Cases by age

Unknown 145
0-10 3,906
11-20 8,380
21-30 23,367
31-40 16,210
41-50 11,058
51-60 9,319
61-70 6,089
71-80 3,013
81+ 1,740
Total 83,227
Inactive/Recovered 77,887
Deaths 566
Total active cases 4,774


Total number of tests conducted Total positive/probable results Total negative results Positive results as percentage of total
909,293 95,646 813,647 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.