LIST: 150 virus clusters identified in Nashville since start of COVID-19 pandemic


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A karaoke bar and a women’s shelter are the two latest locations to experience a cluster of COVID-19 cases in Nashville and Davidson County.

The Metro Public Health Department released an updated list Friday afternoon, detailing many of the 150 coronavirus case clusters identified since the pandemic began in March.

Since the beginning of October, two clusters have been identified by the health department — 14 cases were traced back to Miss Kelli’s, a karaoke bar in Printers Alley, and 22 cases were tied to the women’s campus of the Nashville Rescue Mission.

The list showed some of the earliest clusters, identified in March, included Vanderbilt University parties, which accounted for 49 cases, as well as an event at Clementine Hall that resulted in 23 cases. A religious retreat followed, leading to 18 recorded cases of the virus.

Some of the bigger outbreaks began in April. Tyson Foods produced 280 cases, while the Trevecca Center for Rehabilitation and Healing led to an outbreak of 102 confirmed cases, according to the health department.

Case clusters at three correctional facilities were identified in early September — 216 cases at the Debra Johnson Rehabilitation Center, 62 cases at the Lois DeBerry Special Needs Facility and 60 cases at Riverbend Maximum Security Institution.

Other recent clusters include 23 cases within the Tennessee Titans organization, 19 cases from a school volleyball team and ten cases tied to a university sports team.

Clusters that have less than ten cases are not named due to patient privacy protocols, a health department spokesperson said.

Of the 150 clusters identified since March, the Metro Public Health Department’s lists showed 38 of the clusters were at longterm care facilities, 19 were in construction and 12 were from social gatherings.

Eight of the clusters were from daycares, seven were from bars and two were from churches.

Count of Clusters by Type

Cluster Type# of Clusters
College / University5
Congregate Living12
Correctional Facility9
Day Care8
Food Production2
Healthcare, non-LTCF1
Social Gathering12
Grand Total150

Clusters with 10 or More Associated Cases

Cluster NameFacility TypeCluster Start Date# Cases
Vanderbilt PartiesSocial Gathering3/11/202049
Event at Clementine HallSocial Gathering3/14/202023
Religious RetreatSocial Gathering3/25/202018
The Health Center at Richland PlaceLTCF4/3/202047
Trevecca Center for Rehab and HealingLTCF4/4/2020102
Tyson FoodsCommercial-Warehouse4/6/2020280
Nashville Center for Rehab and HealingLTCF4/8/202012
CDM JailCorrectional Facility4/13/202022
Bethany Center for Rehab and HealingLTCF4/27/2020130
Knowles Assisted LivingLTCF4/27/202041
Rescue Mission-FairgroundsCongregate Living4/30/2020156
Apartments AOther5/6/202020
Montgomery Bell Academy job siteConstruction5/8/202075
Grand Hyatt Hotel (Power Design Inc) job siteConstruction5/19/202023
Good Samaritan Health & HealingLTCF6/3/202075
Rolling Mill Hill job siteConstruction6/3/202021
The Opal at Music CityLTCF6/3/202027
Lipscomb Elam Hall job siteConstruction6/10/202032
Broad West ConstructionConstruction6/12/202034
Creekside Center for Rehab and HealingLTCF6/15/2020107
Wedding at Farm (Out of County)Social Gathering6/19/202015
Hermitage HallCongregate Living6/20/202093
West Meade PlaceLTCF6/24/202011
Ahava / Grace Healthcare of White’s CreekLTCF6/26/202046
CDM JailCorrectional Facility6/26/202075
Dawghouse SaloonBar6/26/202014
Kid Rock’s Big Ass Honky TonkBar6/26/202015
Men of ValorCongregate Living7/1/202010
Standing Tall Music CityCongregate Living7/1/202050
Metro Water ServicesOffice7/2/202018
Nashville Center for Rehab and Healing (2)LTCF7/9/202049
NHC Place at the Trace ACLFLTCF7/14/202014
NHC Place at the Trace NHLTCF7/14/202019
Belmont Village of Green HillsLTCF7/20/202016
Middle TN Mental Health InstCongregate Living7/29/202048
Blakeford Green HillsLTCF7/30/202018
Progress Inc.Congregate Living7/30/202012
Life Care Center Old Hickory VillageLTCF7/31/202011
CoreCivicCorrectional Facility8/4/2020122
Lakeshore MeadowsLTCF8/4/202033
Signature of MadisonLTCF8/17/202049
Holiday PartySocial Gathering8/20/202011
Lois DeBerry Special Needs FacilityCorrectional Facility9/1/202062
Riverbend Max Security Prison-2Correctional Facility9/1/202060
Debra Johnson Rehab/TN Prison for WomenCorrectional Facility9/1/2020216
University Sports Team BCollege / University9/2/202010
Green Hills Center for Rehab and HealingLTCF9/7/202045
Tennessee TitansOther9/12/202023
Middle TN Community HomesCongregate Living9/14/202019
High/Middle-School Teen PartySocial Gathering9/16/202013
School Volleyball Team ASchool9/20/202019
One Stone Church ServiceReligious Setting9/22/202010
Miss Kelli’sBar10/1/202014
Nashville Rescue Mission – Women’s CampusCongregate Living10/1/202022

COVID-19 in Tennessee

(This reflects what the TDH is reporting each day at 2 p.m. CST )

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