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MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for November 1


MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for November 1

FYI: The Tennessee Department of Health is updating their data system this weekend and as a result today’s confirmed case count may not reflect a full day of reporting.

Metro Public Health Department officials announced today 34,633 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County.

There have been 8 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 34,980 cases, an increase of 80 in the past 24 hours.

The cases range in age from 1 month to 103 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.

  • There have been two additional confirmed deaths reported in the past 24 hours, a 90-year-old male with underlying health conditions, and an 87-year-old male with a pending medical history.

A total of three hundred (300) people in Davidson County have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including both confirmed and probable cases, 311 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.

32,353 individuals are now labeled inactive/recovered after having the virus previously.

New cases per 100,000 people: 38.50

Seven-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests: 7.1

Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds: 14 percent

Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds: 11 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 168 calls on Saturday, October 31, 2020.

Total number of cases: 34,980
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 80

Cases by sex
Male: 17,100
Female: 17,569
Unknown: 311

Cases by age

Unknown 62
0-10 1,683
11-20 3,826
21-30 10,304
31-40 6,993
41-50 4,756
51-60 3,561
61-70 2,166
71-80 1,016
81+ 607
Total 34,980
Inactive/Recovered 32,353
Deaths 311
Total active cases 2,316


Total number of tests conducted Total positive/probable results Total negative results Positive results as percentage of total
516,991 43,310 473,681 8.38%


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.