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Current Metro Nashville COVID-19 Cases May 7

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The Metro Public Health Department announced a total of 98,513 COVID-19 cases on Friday. Including both confirmed and probable cases, there was an increase of 46 total cases in the past 24 hours.

Metro Public Health reports one new confirmed death reported in the past 24 hours, a 58-year-old man with underlying health conditions. 

Beginning Thursday, Sept. 3, Metro Public Health provided raw lab data to calculate attack rates and to give testing numbers. Previously the department used investigation data auto-generated in NBS marked as either "not a case" or a "confirmed case."    

Davidson County Numbers at a Glance

Categories Numbers
Total cases 98,4513
Cases past 24 hours 46
Active cases 1,117
Inactive/Recovered 96,489
Deaths 907
Seven-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests 3.2
New cases per 100,000 10.6
Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds 12%
Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds 16%
Updated 5/7

The Metro Public Health Department has updated its reporting procedures surrounding deaths caused by COVID-19. MPHD will now report the number of deaths reported by the Tennessee Department of Health, with verification standards in place to work to confirm those reports in a timely manner. MPHD will continue to investigate the cause of death and county of residence to ensure an accurate and true count.

Under the updated death reporting standards, 819 Davidson County residents died from a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including probable cases, 907 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.

There are currently 1,117 active coronavirus cases in Davidson County. Most patients are self-isolating at home and have mild and manageable symptoms.

The Health Department said there are 96,489 inactive/recovered cases from the virus.

Nashville 14-day new case trend

Source: Metro Public Health Department

The latest COVID-19 numbers from Davidson County are released every weekday around 9:30 a.m. The Metro Health Department said the age ranges for the confirmed cases in Nashville is from age 1 month to 107 years old. 

Davidson County Cases by Age

Age Cases
Unknown 128
0-10 4,880
11-20 10,358
21-30 27,370
31-40 19,072
41-50 12,967
51-60 11,009
61-70 7,227
71-80 3,508
81+ 1,987
Total 98,513
Inactive/Recovered 96,489
Deaths 907
Active cases 1,117
Updated 5/7

Davidson County Cases by Sex

Gender Number
Male 46,832
Female 50,931
Unknown 750
Updated 5/7

Davidson County COVID-19 testing

Total number of people tested Total positive/probable cases Total negative results Positive results as percentage of total
1,216,577 111,027 1,105,550 9.13%
Updated 5/7

The best prevention from contracting the coronavirus continues to be taking steps to stop the germs:

  • 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
  • Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth
  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Stay away from people who are sick
  • Refrain from shaking hands and instead bump elbows (no fist-bumps)

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