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MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for July 22


MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for July 22

Metro Public Health Department officials announced today 18,401 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 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 18,423 cases, an increase of 347 in the past 24 hours.

The cases range in age from 1 month to 102 years.

There has been one new probable death reported in the past 24 hours, an 81-year-old man with a pending medical record.

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.

Six additional confirmed deaths have been reported in the past 24 hours, a 58-year-old man, a 63-year-old woman, a 70-year-old man, a 76-year-old woman, a 79-year-old man and an 83-year-old man, all of whom had underlying health conditions.

A total of one-hundred sixty-one (161) people in Davidson County have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including both confirmed and probable cases, 167 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.

12,717 individuals have recovered from the virus.

Available hospital beds: 17 percent

Available ICU beds: 17 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 107 calls on Tuesday, July 21, 2020.

Total number of cases: 18,423
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 347

Cases by sex
Male: 9,406
Female: 8,743
Unknown: 274

Deaths by Race
Asian                                                      5
Black/African American                 66
Other                                                     8
White                                                    88

Cases by Race
Asian                                                       2.3%
Black/African American                 15.0%
Other Race                                          21.3%
Pending                                               27.6%
Two or More Races                           0.3%
Unknown                                              5.7%
White                                                    27.7%

Total Cases by age

Unknown 46
0-10 880
11-20 1,820
21-30 5,620
31-40 3,783
41-50 2,620
51-60 1,803
61-70 1,018
71-80 500
81+ 333
Total 18,423
Recovered 12,717
Deaths 167
Total active cases 5,539


Total number of people tested Total positive/probable cases Total negative results Positive results as percentage of total
148,146 18,423 129,723 12.4%


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.