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MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for October 14


MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for October 14

Metro Public Health Department officials announced today 30,708 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County.

There have been three 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 30,957 cases, an increase of 128 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.

An additional confirmed death has been reported in the past 24 hours, an 86-year-old woman with a pending medical history.

A total of two-hundred seventy-four (274) people in Davidson County have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including both confirmed and probable cases, 285 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.

29,158 individuals are now labeled inactive/recovered after having the virus previously.

New cases per 100,000 people: 22.07

Seven-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests: 4.6

Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds: 14 percent

Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds: 11 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 82 calls on Tuesday, October 13, 2020.

Total number of cases: 30,957
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 128
Cases by sex
Male: 15,206
Female: 15,456
Unknown: 295

Cases by Race

Asian                                                2.3%

Black or African American           19.6%

Other Race                                      19.5%

Pending                                           9.5%

Two or More Races                       0.6%

Unknown                                        12.0%

White                                               36.4%


Deaths by Race

Asian                                                9

Black or African American           107

Other                                               18

White                                               148

Pending                                           3

Deaths by Zip Code

37013                                               41

37211                                               40

37115                                               30

37207                                               23

37218                                               12

37214                                               12


Cases by age

Unknown 57
0-10 1,511
11-20 3,390
21-30 9,074
31-40 6,235
41-50 4,261
51-60 3,085
61-70 1,897
71-80 892
81+ 555
Total 30,957
Inactive/Recovered 29,158
Deaths 285
Total active cases 1,514


Total number of tests conducted Total positive/probable results Total negative results Positive results as percentage of total
446,836 38,646 408,190 8.65%


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.