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MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for October 7


MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for October 7

Metro Public Health Department officials announced today 29,574 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 29,790 cases, an increase of 160 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.

Two additional confirmed deaths have been reported in the past 24 hours, a 77-year-old woman and an 85-year-old man, both with underlying health conditions.

A total of two-hundred seventy-two (272) people in Davidson County have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including both confirmed and probable cases, 283 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.

28,364 individuals are now labeled inactive/recovered after having the virus previously.

New cases per 100,000 people: 15.79

Seven-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests: 3.5

Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds: 16 percent

Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds: 19 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 47 calls on Tuesday, October 6, 2020.

Total number of cases: 29,790
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 160

Cases by sex
Male: 14,648
Female: 14,839
Unknown: 303

Cases by Race

Asian                                                     2.3%

Black or African American            19.5%

Other Race                                          19.9%

Pending                                               10.1%

Two or More Races                         0.6%

Unknown                                            11.7%

White                                                    35.9%


Deaths by Race

Asian                                                     9

Black or African American            105

Other                                                    18

Pending                                               3

White                                                    148


Deaths by Zip Code

37013                                                    41

37211                                                    40

37115                                                    29

37207                                                    23

37218                                                    12

37214                                                    11


Cases by age

Unknown 58
0-10 1,457
11-20 3,247
21-30 8,724
31-40 6,002
41-50 4,116
51-60 2,985
61-70 1,822
71-80 854
81+ 524
Total 29,790
Inactive/Recovered 28,364
Deaths 283
Total active cases 1,143


Total number of tests conducted Total positive/probable results Total negative results Positive results as percentage of total
413,446 37,316 376,130 9.03%


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.