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MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for January 5


MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for January 5

Metro Public Health Department officials announced today 68,951 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County.

There have been 31 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 71,936 cases, an increase of 345 in the past 24 hours.

The cases range in age from 1 month to 106 years.

There have been 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.

Thirteen new confirmed deaths have been reported in the past 24 hours, including a 74-year-old woman, a 72-year-old man and an 83-year-old woman with pending medical histories, along with an 84-year-old woman, an 89-year-old woman, a 73-year-old woman, an 81-year-old man, a 76-year-old man, a 67-year-old woman, a 76-year-old man, a 58-year-old man, a 62-year-old man and a 90-year-old woman, all with underlying health conditions.

A total of four hundred seventy-two (472) people in Davidson County have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including both confirmed and probable cases, 495 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.

64,757 individuals are now labeled inactive/recovered after having the virus previously.

New cases per 100,000 people: 93.3

Seven-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests: 21.5

Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds: 12 percent

Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds: 7 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 552 calls on Monday, January 4, 2020.

Total number of cases: 71,936
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 345

Cases by sex
Male: 34,122
Female: 37,149
Unknown: 665

Cases by age

Unknown 114
0-10 3,342
11-20 7,240
21-30 20,466
31-40 14,104
41-50 9,571
51-60 7,937
61-70 5,131
71-80 2,536
81+ 1,495
Total 71,936
Inactive/Recovered 64,757
Deaths 495
Total active cases 6,684


Total number of tests conducted Total positive/probable results Total negative results Positive results as percentage of total
820,808 83,555 737,253 10.18%


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.