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Current Metro Nashville COVID-19 Cases May 17

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The Metro Public Health Department announced a total of 98,921 COVID-19 cases on Monday. Including both confirmed and probable cases, there was an increase of 150 total cases in the past 72 hours.

Metro Public Health reports one new confirmed deaths reported in the past 72 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 98,921
Cases past 72 hours 150
Active cases 946
Inactive/Recovered 97,061
Deaths 914
Seven-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests 3.2
New cases per 100,000 8.0
Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds 16%
Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds 11%
Updated 5/17

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, 826 Davidson County residents have died from a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including probable cases, 914 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.

There are currently 946 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 97,061 inactive/recovered cases from the virus.

Nashville 14-day new case trend

Source: Metro Public Health Department
Davidson COVID-19 total cases - 5/11/21
Davidson COVID-19 active cases - 5/11/21

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 130
0-10 4,926
11-20 10,406
21-30 27,493
31-40 19,183
41-50 13,009
51-60 11,047
61-70 7,234
71-80 3,511
81+ 1,982
Total 98,921
Inactive/Recovered 97,061
Deaths 914
Active cases 946
Updated 5/17

Davidson County Cases by Sex

Gender Number
Male 46,993
Female 51,176
Unknown 752
Updated 5/17

Davidson County COVID-19 testing

Total number of people tested Total positive/probable cases Total negative results Positive results as percentage of total
1,233,903 111,509 1,122,394 9.04%
Updated 5/17

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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