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MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for October 26


MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for October 26

Metro Public Health Department officials announced today 33,395 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County.

There have been eight 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 33,699 cases, an increase of 440 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, a 52-year-old man with underlying health conditions.

A total of two-hundred eighty-four (284) people in Davidson County have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including both confirmed and probable cases, 295 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.

30,914 individuals are now labeled inactive/recovered after having the virus previously.

New cases per 100,000 people: 33.15

Seven-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests: 6.3

Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds: 17 percent

Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds: 13 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 48 calls on Sunday, October 25, 2020.

Total number of cases: 33,699
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 440

Cases by sex
Male: 16,489
Female: 16,902
Unknown: 308

Cases by age

Unknown 61
0-10 1,629
11-20 3,689
21-30 9,923
31-40 6,739
41-50 4,581
51-60 3,426
61-70 2,070
71-80 986
81+ 595
Total 33,699
Inactive/Recovered 30,914
Deaths 295
Total active cases 2,490


Total number of tests conducted Total positive/probable results Total negative results Positive results as percentage of total
497,501 41,820 455,681 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.