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MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for July 18


MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for July 18

Metro Public Health Department officials announced today 16,952 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County.

There have been no new additional probable cases in the past 24 hours.

Probable cases refer to those that do not test positive in a diagnostic test but do have supporting epidemiological and clinical evidence that a COVID-19 infection has occurred. If a person is a close contact of a COVID-19 case and has a clinically compatible illness, he or she meets the criteria to be a probable case. Additionally, 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 16,972 cases, an increase of 440 in the past 24 hours.

The cases range in age from 1 month to 102 years.

There has been a new probable death reported in the past 24 hours, a 62-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 four new additional confirmed deaths reported in the past 24 hours, including an 88-year-old woman with underlying health conditions, and two 90-year-old women and a 55-year-old man with pending medical histories.

A total of one-hundred fifty-four (154) people in Davidson County have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including both confirmed and probable cases, 159 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.

11,283 individuals have recovered from the virus.

Available hospital beds: 14 percent

Available ICU beds: 17 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 97 calls on Friday, July 17, 2020.

Total number of cases: 16,972
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 440

Cases by sex
Male: 8,725
Female: 7,984
Unknown: 263

Total Cases by age

Unknown 47
0-10 798
11-20 1,648
21-30 5,171
31-40 3,509
41-50 2,428
51-60 1,678
61-70 925
71-80 468
81+ 300
Total 16,972
Recovered 11,283
Deaths 159
Total active cases 5,530


Total number of people tested Total positive/probable cases Total negative results Positive results as percentage of total
138,090 16,972 121,118 12.3%


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 25 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.