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MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for September 9


MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for September 9

Metro Public Health Department officials announced today 26,754 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 26,889 cases, an increase of 62 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 56-year-old man and a 95-year-old woman, both with underlying health conditions.

A total of two-hundred thirty-four (234) people in Davidson County have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including both confirmed and probable cases, 245 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.

25,572 individuals are now labeled inactive/recovered after having the virus previously.

New cases per 100,000 people: 13.10

Seven-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests: 5.9

Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds: 17 percent

Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds: 14 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 35 calls on Tuesday, September 8, 2020.

Total number of cases: 26,889
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 62

Cases by sex
Male: 13,329
Female: 13,275
Unknown: 285

Cases by Race

Asian                                                     2.1%

Black or African American            18.7%

Other Race                                          21.2%

Pending                                               12.7%

Two or More Races                         0.5%

Unknown                                            11.8%

White                                                    33.0%


Deaths by Race

Asian                                                     7

Black or African American            94

Other                                                    15

White                                                    125

Pending                                               4


Deaths by Zip Code

37013                                                    37

37211                                                    36

37115                                                    25

37207                                                    19

37214                                                    10

37218                                                    10


Cases by age

Unknown 53
0-10 1,310
11-20 2,790
21-30 7,897
31-40 5,465
41-50 3,775
51-60 2,700
61-70 1,658
71-80 760
81+ 481
Total 26,889
Inactive/Recovered 25,572
Deaths 245
Total active cases 1,072


Total number of tests conducted Total positive/probable results Total negative results Positive results as percentage of total
309,499 33,638 275,861 10.87%


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.