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MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for October 8


MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for October 8

Note: The file the Metro Public Health Department received from TDH included an error in the number of tests performed in Davidson County. For this reason, the numbers of positive tests, negative tests and total tests performed will not be included in today’s report.

Metro Public Health Department officials announced today 29,695 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County.

There have been four 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 29,915 cases, an increase of 125 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 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.

28,501 individuals are now labeled inactive/recovered after having the virus previously.

New cases per 100,000 people: 15.50

Seven-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests: 3.6

Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds: 15 percent

Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds: 16 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 44 calls on Wednesday, October 7, 2020.

Total number of cases: 29,915
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 125

Cases by sex
Male: 14,706
Female: 14,912
Unknown: 297


Cases by age

Unknown 57
0-10 1,467
11-20 3,264
21-30 8,761
31-40 6,027
41-50 4,123
51-60 2,997
61-70 1,834
71-80 857
81+ 528
Total 29,915
Inactive/Recovered 28,501
Deaths 283
Total active cases 1,131


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.