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Current Metro Nashville COVID-19 Cases July 21

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***Friday, May 28 will be the last published COVID-19 daily report by the Metro Public Health Department. Future updated COVID data for Davidson County can be found by clicking here.

The Metro Public Health Department announced a total of 100,360 COVID-19 cases on July 21.

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 100,360
Active cases 990
Inactive/Recovered 98,340
Deaths 940
Seven-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests 4.5%
New cases per 100,000 6.0
Updated 7/21

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, 841 Davidson County residents have died from a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including probable cases, 933 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.

On July 21, there were 990 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 98,430 inactive/recovered cases from the virus as of July 1.

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 126
0-10 5,029
11-20 10,561
21-30 27,751
31-40 19,413
41-50 13,138
51-60 11,182
61-70 7,303
71-80 3,537
81+ 1,992
Total 100,032
Inactive/Recovered 98,430
Deaths 940
Active cases 990
Updated 7/21

Davidson County Cases by Sex

Gender Number
Male 47,540
Female 51,757
Unknown 735
Updated 7/21

Davidson County COVID-19 testing

Total number of people tested Total positive/probable cases Total negative results Positive results as percentage of total
1,303,179 113,430 1,189,749 8.7%
Updated 7/21

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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