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MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for January 6


MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for January 6

Metro Public Health Department officials announced today 69,232 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County.

There have been 113 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 72,330 cases, an increase of 394 in the past 24 hours.

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

One new probable death has been reported in the past 24 hours, a 69-year-old man 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.

Three new confirmed deaths have been reported in the past 24 hours, a 58-year-old woman with a pending medical history, along with an 89-year-old woman and a 56-year-old man with underlying health conditions.

A total of four hundred seventy-five (475) people in Davidson County have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including both confirmed and probable cases, 499 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.

65,488 individuals are now labeled inactive/recovered after having the virus previously.

New cases per 100,000 people: 89.5

Seven-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests: 21.6

Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds: 11 percent

Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds: 4 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 478 calls on Tuesday, January 5, 2020.

Total number of cases: 72,330
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 394

Cases by sex
Male: 34,312
Female: 37,340
Unknown: 678

Cases by Race

Asian                                                2.0%

Black or African American           18.0%

Other Race                                      14.0%

Pending                                           8.0%

Two or More Races                       0.4%

Unknown                                        14.8%

White                                               42.9%


Deaths by Race

Asian                                                13

Black or African American           155

Other                                               32

White                                               294

Pending                                           5

Deaths by Zip Code

37013                                               56

37211                                               53

37115                                               42

37207                                               34
37215                                               18
37216                                               17
37076                                               18
37221                                               14
37214                                               17

37218                                               15

37210                                               14
37209                                               13
37138                                               14
37072                                               10


Cases by age

Unknown 117
0-10 3,355
11-20 7,262
21-30 20,563
31-40 14,187
41-50 9,617
51-60 7,986
61-70 5,172
71-80 2,554
81+ 1,517
Total 72,330
Inactive/Recovered 65,488
Deaths 499
Total active cases 6,343


Total number of tests conducted Total positive/probable results Total negative results Positive results as percentage of total
822,642 83,856 738,786 10.19%


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.