Back to Updates

MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for November 23


MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for November 23

Metro Public Health Department officials announced today 42,653 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County.

There have been 26 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 43,395 cases, an increase of 400 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.

One additional confirmed death has been reported in the past 24 hours, an 85-year-old woman with underlying health conditions.

A total of three hundred forty-four (344) people in Davidson County have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including both confirmed and probable cases, 357 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.

39,343 individuals are now labeled inactive/recovered after having the virus previously.

New cases per 100,000 people: 63.40

Seven-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests: 10.5

Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds: 16 percent

Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds: 10 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 110 calls on Sunday, November 22, 2020.

Total number of cases: 43,395
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 400

Cases by sex
Male: 21,058
Female: 21,982
Unknown: 355

Cases by age

Unknown 74
0-10 2,047
11-20 4,781
21-30 12,962
31-40 8,588
41-50 5,751
51-60 4,435
61-70 2,717
71-80 1,271
81+ 769
Total 43,395
Inactive/Recovered 39,343
Deaths 357
Total active cases 3,695


Total number of tests conducted Total positive/probable results Total negative results Positive results as percentage of total
620,259 52,729 567,530 8.50%


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.