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MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for January 31


MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for January 31

Metro Public Health Department officials announced today 80,184 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County.

There have been 18 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 84,511 cases, an increase of 244 in the past 24 hours.

The cases range in age from 1 month to 107 years.

There were no new probable deaths 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.

There have been no new confirmed deaths reported in the past 24 hours.

A total of five hundred forty-two (542) people in Davidson County have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including both confirmed and probable cases, 576 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.

79,836 individuals are now labeled inactive/recovered after having the virus previously.

New cases per 100,000 people: 54.2

Seven-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests: 10.0

Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds: 18 percent

Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds: 12 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 266 calls on Saturday, January 30, 2020.

Total number of cases: 84,511
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 244

Cases by sex
Male: 40,046
Female: 43,757
Unknown: 748

Cases by age

Unknown 138
0-10 3,969
11-20 8,540
21-30 23,716
31-40 16,453
41-50 11,244
51-60 9,479
61-70 6,198
71-80 3,073
81+ 1,761
Total 84,511
Inactive/Recovered 79,836
Deaths 576
Total active cases 4,139


Total number of tests conducted Total positive/probable results Total negative results Positive results as percentage of total
924,261 97,091 827,170 10.50%


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.