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MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for September 1

09/1/20

MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for September 1

Metro Public Health Department officials announced today 25,905 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County.

There have been no new probable cases in the past 24 hours.

Probable cases refer to those that do not test positive in a diagnostic test but do have supporting epidemiological and clinical evidence that a COVID-19 infection has occurred. If a person is a close contact of a COVID-19 case and has a clinically compatible illness, he or she meets the criteria to be a probable case. Additionally, 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 26,019 cases, an increase of 44 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 78-year-old man and a 51-year-old woman, both with underlying health conditions.

A total of two-hundred twenty-eight (228) people in Davidson County have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including both confirmed and probable cases, 239 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.

24,400 individuals have recovered from the virus.

New cases per 100,000 people: 16.7

Seven-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests: 8.8

Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds: 16 percent

Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds: 14 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 33 calls on Monday, August 31, 2020.

Total number of cases: 26,019
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 44

Cases by sex
Male: 12,987
Female: 12,750
Unknown: 282

Cases by age

Unknown 52
0-10 1,292
11-20 2,709
21-30 7,685
31-40 5,233
41-50 3,635
51-60 2,609
61-70 1,590
71-80 735
81+ 479
Total 26,019
Recovered 24,400
Deaths 239
Total active cases 1,380

 

Total number of tests conducted Total positive/probable results Total negative results Positive results as percentage of total
217,019 26,019 191,084 12%

 

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.