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MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for October 5


MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for October 5

Metro Public Health Department officials announced today 29,190 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County.

One new probable case has been added 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 29,395 cases, an increase of 170 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.

No additional confirmed deaths have been reported in the past 24 hours.

A total of two-hundred sixty-eight (268) people in Davidson County have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including both confirmed and probable cases, 279 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.

28,122 individuals are now labeled inactive/recovered after having the virus previously.

New cases per 100,000 people: 15.02

Seven-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests: 3.9

Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds: 19 percent

Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds: 17 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 12 calls on Sunday, October 4, 2020.

Total number of cases: 29,395
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 170

Cases by sex
Male: 14,455
Female: 14,650
Unknown: 290

Cases by age

Unknown 59
0-10 1,436
11-20 3,176
21-30 8,614
31-40 5,932
41-50 4,070
51-60 2,938
61-70 1,804
71-80 845
81+ 521
Total 29,395
Inactive/Recovered 28,122
Deaths 279
Total active cases 994


Total number of tests conducted Total positive/probable results Total negative results Positive results as percentage of total
400,974 36,846 364,128 9.19%


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.