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Current Metro Nashville COVID-19 Cases April 21

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The Metro Public Health Department announced a total of 97,371 COVID-19 cases on Wednesday. Including both confirmed and probable cases, there was an increase of 92 total cases in the past 24 hours.

Metro Public Health reports there have been no new deaths reported in the past 24 hours.

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 97,371
Cases past 24 hours 92
Active cases 1,590
Inactive/Recovered 94,883
Deaths 898
Seven-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests 4.3%
New cases per 100,000 17.0
Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds 12%
Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds 9%
Updated 4/21

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, eight hundred ninety-eight (898) Davidson County residents have died from a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including probable cases, 89 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.

There are currently 1,590 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 94,883 inactive/recovered cases from the virus.

Nashville 14-day new case trend

Source: Metro Public Health Department
Davidson COVID-19 total cases - 4/19/21
Davidson COVID-19 active cases - 4/19/21

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 4,756
11-20 10,182
21-30 27,056
31-40 18,837
41-50 12,848
51-60 10,915
61-70 7,175
71-80 3,492
81+ 1,982
Total 97,371
Inactive/Recovered 94,883
Deaths 898
Active cases 1,590
Updated 4/21

Davidson County Cases by Sex

Gender Number
Male 46,294
Female 50,329
Unknown 768
Updated 4/21

Davidson County COVID-19 testing

Total number of people tested Total positive/probable cases Total negative results Positive results as percentage of total
1,175,311 109,845 1,065,466 9.35%
Updated 4/21

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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