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MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for July 17


MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for July 17

Metro Public Health Department officials announced today 16,512 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County.

There have been two 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 16,532 cases, an increase of 453 in the past 24 hours.

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

There have been no additional probable deaths 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 three new additional confirmed deaths reported in the past 24 hours, an 81-year-old woman, a 91-year-old man and a 97-year-old woman, all with underlying health conditions.

A total of one-hundred fifty (150) people in Davidson County have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including both confirmed and probable cases, 154 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.

11,088 individuals have recovered from the virus.

Available hospital beds: 18 percent

Available ICU beds: 17 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 104 calls on Thursday, July 16, 2020.

Total number of cases: 16,532
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 453



Cases by sex
Male: 8,518
Female: 7,753
Unknown: 261

Total Cases by age

Unknown 51
0-10 772
11-20 1,595
21-30 5,038
31-40 3,426
41-50 2,373
51-60 1,631
61-70 902
71-80 456
81+ 288
Total 16,532
Recovered 11,088
Deaths 154
Total active cases 5,290


Total number of people tested Total positive/probable cases Total negative results Positive results as percentage of total
134,972 16,532 118,440 12.2%


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.