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MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for November 18


MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for November 18

Metro Public Health Department officials announced today 40,931 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 41,553 cases, an increase of 142 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.

Two additional confirmed deaths have been reported in the past 24 hours, an 81-year-old woman with underlying health conditions and an 80-year-old man with a pending medical history.

A total of three hundred thirty-five (335) people in Davidson County have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including both confirmed and probable cases, 348 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.

37,256 individuals are now labeled inactive/recovered after having the virus previously.

New cases per 100,000 people: 59.92

Seven-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests: 9.0

Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds: 13 percent

Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds: 12 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 363 calls on Tuesday, November 17, 2020.

Total number of cases: 41,553
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 142

Cases by sex
Male: 20,204
Female: 21,000
Unknown: 349

Cases by Race

Asian                                                     2.2%

Black or African American            18.9%

Other Race                                          17.1%

Pending                                               9.2%

Two or More Races                         0.5%

Unknown                                            12.3%

White                                                    39.9%


Deaths by Race

Asian                                                     11

Black or African American            122

Other                                                    23

White                                                    189

Pending                                               3

Deaths by Zip Code

37013                                                    47

37211                                                    45

37115                                                    33

37207                                                    25

37218                                                    12

37214                                                    12
37076                                               12

37215                                               12

37216                                               12
37209                                               10
37221                                               10
37210                                               10


Cases by age

Unknown 69
0-10 1,962
11-20 4,606
21-30 12,405
31-40 8,221
41-50 5,516
51-60 4,242
61-70 2,589
71-80 1,210
81+ 733
Total 41,553
Inactive/Recovered 37,256
Deaths 348
Total active cases 3,949


Total number of tests conducted Total positive/probable results Total negative results Positive results as percentage of total
602,665 50,698 551,967 8.41%


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.