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MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for September 7


MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for September 7

Metro Public Health Department officials announced today 26,557 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 26,686 cases, an increase of 254 in the past 24 hours. According to the MPHD Epidemiology team, 52 of the new cases came from Riverbend Maximum Security Institution.

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 thirty-two (232) people in Davidson County have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including both confirmed and probable cases, 243 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.

25,309 individuals are now labeled inactive/recovered after having the virus previously.

New cases per 100,000 people: 13.84

Seven-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests: 5.7

Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds: 18 percent

Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds: 12 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received seven calls on Sunday, September 6, 2020.

Total number of cases: 26,686
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 254

Cases by sex
Male: 13,267
Female: 13,133
Unknown: 286

Cases by age

Unknown 53
0-10 1,310
11-20 2,765
21-30 7,850
31-40 5,401
41-50 3,749
51-60 2,684
61-70 1,644
71-80 751
81+ 479
Total 26,686
Inactive/Recovered 25,309
Deaths 243
Total active cases 1,134


Total number of tests conducted Total positive/probable results Total negative results Positive results as percentage of total
307,553 33,398 274,155 10.86%


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.