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MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for October 29


MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for October 29

Metro Public Health Department officials announced today 34,097 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County.

There have been 10 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 34,418 cases, an increase of 262 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, an 87-year-old male and a 47-year-old female, both with underlying health conditions.


A total of two-hundred ninety-one (291) people in Davidson County have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including both confirmed and probable cases, 302 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.

31,705 individuals are now labeled inactive/recovered after having the virus previously.

New cases per 100,000 people: 35.48

Seven-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests: 6.9

Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds: 13 percent

Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds: 13 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 179 calls on Wednesday, October 28, 2020.

Total number of cases: 34,418
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 262

Cases by sex
Male: 16,822
Female: 17,285
Unknown: 311

Cases by age

Unknown 62
0-10 1,653
11-20 3,763
21-30 10,138
31-40 6,897
41-50 4,675
51-60 3,512
61-70 2,116
71-80 1,000
81+ 602
Total 34,418
Inactive/Recovered 31,705
Deaths 302
Total active cases 2,411


Total number of tests conducted Total positive/probable results Total negative results Positive results as percentage of total
509,007 42,690 466,317 8.39%


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.