MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for July 15
Metro Public Health Department officials announced today 15,739 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County.
There has been one new additional probable case in the past 24 hours.
Probable cases refer to those that do not test positive in a diagnostic test but might have tested positive in a different form of test like an antibody or serologic test. Probable cases also could refer to cases that were never tested but exhibited the factors consistent with a COVID-19 infection, like symptoms and close contacts of confirmed cases.
Including both confirmed and probable cases, MPHD officials announced a total of 15,757 cases, an increase of 284 in the past 24 hours.
The cases range in age from 1 month to 102 years.
There have been no new probable deaths 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.
There have been five new additional confirmed deaths reported in the past 24 hours. The additional deaths included a 68-year-old female, a 78-year-old female, a 78-year-old male and an 80-year-old male with underlying health concerns, in addition to a 66-year-old female with a pending medical history,
A total of one-hundred forty-five (145) people in Davidson County have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including both confirmed and probable cases, 148 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.
10,390 individuals have recovered from the virus.
Available hospital beds: 20 percent
Available ICU beds: 23 percent
The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 121 calls on Tuesday, July 14, 2020.
Total number of cases: 15,757
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 284
Cases by sex
Deaths by Race
Black/African American 61
Cases by Race
Black/African American 13.9%
Other Race 21.2%
Two or More Races 0.3%
Total Cases by age
|Total active cases||5,219|
|Total number of people tested||Total positive/probable cases||Total negative results||Positive results as percentage of total|
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.