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MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for September 5


MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for September 5

Nashville/Davidson County’s case total was reduced by a net of 38 cases as a result of data quality control efforts at the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH.) The cases that have been removed had been assigned to Nashville/Davidson County at varying times throughout the outbreak.

Metro Public Health Department officials announced today 26,188 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County.

There have been two 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 26,314 cases, an increase of 35 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.

One additional confirmed death has been reported in the past 24 hours, a 94-year-old man with underlying health conditions.

A total of two-hundred thirty (230) people in Davidson County have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including both confirmed and probable cases, 241 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.

25,147 individuals are now labeled inactive/recovered after having the virus previously. Metro is adjusting the label to “inactive/recovered” in accordance with TDH recommendations.

New cases per 100,000 people: 14.17

Seven-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests: 6.4

Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds: 16 percent

Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds: 10 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 35 calls on Friday, September 4, 2020.

Total number of cases: 26,314
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 35

Cases by sex
Male: 13,115
Female: 12,914
Unknown: 285

Cases by age

Unknown 53
0-10 1,301
11-20 2,737
21-30 7,756
31-40 5,297
41-50 3,679
51-60 2,643
61-70 1,621
71-80 749
81+ 478
Total 26,314
Recovered 25,147
Deaths 241
Total active cases 926


Total number of tests conducted Total positive/probable results Total negative results Positive results as percentage of total
301,982 32,957 269,025 10.91%


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.