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MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for September 22


MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for September 22

Metro Public Health Department officials announced today 28,066 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County.

There has been one new probable case 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 28,223 cases, an increase of 54 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.

Three additional confirmed deaths have been reported in the past 24 hours, a 43-year-old man, a 57-year-old man and a 77-year-old woman, all with underlying health conditions.

A total of two-hundred fifty-two (252) people in Davidson County have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including both confirmed and probable cases, 263 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.

26,881 individuals are now labeled inactive/recovered after having the virus previously.

New cases per 100,000 people: 15.23

Seven-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests: 4.3

Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds: 17 percent

Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds: 20 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 10 calls on Monday, September 21, 2020.

Total number of cases: 28,223
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 54

Cases by sex
Male: 13,888
Female: 14,046
Unknown: 289

Cases by age

Unknown 57
0-10 1,370
11-20 2,987
21-30 8,303
31-40 5,696
41-50 3,918
51-60 2,830
61-70 1,748
71-80 806
81+ 508
Total 28,223
Inactive/Recovered 26,881
Deaths 263
Total active cases 1,079


Total number of tests conducted Total positive/probable results Total negative results Positive results as percentage of total
358,988 35,376 323,612 9.85%


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.