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MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for July 8


MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for July 8

Metro Public Health Department officials announced today 12,737 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 12,752 cases, an increase of 400 in the past 24 hours.

140 of the 400 new cases date back to mid to late June.  MPHD is now working with a new lab and expects to eliminate or significantly reduce future reporting delays.

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.

Two additional confirmed deaths have been reported in the past 24 hours, a 63–year-old woman with underlying health conditions and a 51-year-old woman with a pending medical history.

A total of one-hundred twenty-one (121) people in Davidson County have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including both confirmed and probable cases, 124 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.

8,467 individuals have recovered from the virus.

Available hospital beds: 20 percent

Available ICU beds: 25 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 250 calls on Tuesday, July 7, 2020.

Total number of cases: 12,752
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 400

Cases by sex
Male: 6,628
Female: 5,871
Unknown: 253

Deaths by Race
Asian                                                     4
Black/African American                 47
Other                                                    5
White                                                    58

Cases by Race
Asian                                                       3.0%
Black/African American                 13.6%
Other Race                                          21.4%
Pending                                               25.8%
Two or More Races                           0.3%
Unknown                                              6.6%
White                                                    29.4%


Total Cases by age

Unknown 1,283
0-10 547
11-20 1,127
21-30 3,218
31-40 2,379
41-50 1,722
51-60 1,219
61-70 663
71-80 358
81+ 236
Total 12,752
Recovered 8,467
Deaths 124
Total active cases 4,161


Total number of people tested Total positive/probable cases Total negative results Positive results as percentage of total
111,492 12,752 98,740 11.4%


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.