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MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for July 15


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
Male: 8,169
Female: 7,320
Unknown: 268

Deaths by Race
Asian                                                4
Black/African American               61
Other                                               7
White                                               76

Cases by Race
Asian                                                  2.5%
Black/African American               13.9%
Other Race                                      21.2%
Pending                                           27.9%
Two or More Races                         0.3%
Unknown                                          6.2%
White                                               28.0%

Total Cases by age

Unknown 59
0-10 740
11-20 1,508
21-30 4,763
31-40 3,275
41-50 2,272
51-60 1,555
61-70 858
71-80 443
81+ 284
Total 15,757
Recovered 10,390
Deaths 148
Total active cases 5,219


Total number of people tested Total positive/probable cases Total negative results Positive results as percentage of total
129,802 15,757 114,045 12.1%


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.