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MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for January 9

01/9/21

MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for January 9

Metro Public Health Department officials announced today 71,874 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County.

There have been 14 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 75,185 cases, an increase of 657 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, an 89-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.

Five new confirmed deaths have been reported in the past 24 hours, a 91-year-old woman, a 79-year-old man, a 68-year-old man, an 83-year-old man and a 65-year-old man, all with underlying health conditions.

A total of four hundred eighty (480) people in Davidson County have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including both confirmed and probable cases, 508 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.

66,908 individuals are now labeled inactive/recovered after having the virus previously.

New cases per 100,000 people: 88.6

Seven-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests: 20.0

Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds: 13 percent

Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds: 7 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 1,659 calls on Friday, January 8, 2020.

Total number of cases: 75,185
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 657

Cases by sex
Male: 35,596
Female: 38,877
Unknown: 712

Cases by age

Unknown 118
0-10 3,472
11-20 7,551
21-30 21,340
31-40 14,750
41-50 9,989
51-60 8,321
61-70 5,401
71-80 2,677
81+ 1,566
Total 75,185
Inactive/Recovered 66,908
Deaths 508
Total active cases 7,769

 

Total number of tests conducted Total positive/probable results Total negative results Positive results as percentage of total
840,958 87,001 753,957 10.35%

 

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.