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MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for September 2


MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for September 2

Metro Public Health Department officials announced today 26,043 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County.

There have been five 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 26,162 cases, an increase of 143 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 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.

24,577 individuals have recovered from the virus.

New cases per 100,000 people: 16.2

Seven-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests: 9.0

Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds: 16 percent

Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds: 10 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 30 calls on Tuesday, September 1, 2020.

Total number of cases: 26,162
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 143

Cases by sex
Male: 13,045
Female: 12,834
Unknown: 283

Cases by Race

Asian                                                     2.1%

Black or African American            18.3%

Other Race                                          20.8%

Pending                                               14.1%

Two or More Races                         0.4%

Unknown                                            12.4%

White                                                    31.8%


Deaths by Race

Asian                                                     6

Black or African American            93

Other                                                    14

White                                                    122

Pending                                               4


Deaths by Zip Code

37013                                                    37

37211                                                    33

37115                                                    25

37207                                                    18

37214                                                    10

37218                                                    10


Cases by age

Unknown 54
0-10 1,297
11-20 2,730
21-30 7,721
31-40 5,263
41-50 3,657
51-60 2,621
61-70 1,600
71-80 736
81+ 483
Total 26,162
Recovered 24,577
Deaths 239
Total active cases 1,346


Total number of people tested Total positive/probable cases Total negative results Positive results as percentage of total
218,872 26,162 192,710 12.0%


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.