Metro Health Dept. reports 1,231 cases of COVID-19, 13 deaths in Nashville


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — There are now 1,231 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Davidson County and an additional patient has died, according to the Metro Public Health Department.

Health officials reported the death of a 73-year old man as the latest patient who has died in Davidson County after a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19. There has been a total of 13 deaths in Davidson County.

The total number of cases grew by 91 in the past 24 hours.

Fifty-nine people remain hospitalized. The remaining cases are self-isolated at their homes and have mild and manageable symptoms.

The Metro Public Health Department was unable to provide a complete update with data on the confirmed COVID-19 cases in Davidson County Thursday due to a technical problem with the reporting system.

The department reported an issue with the National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NEDSS) Base System (NBS). The system is also used by the state of Tennessee and multiple local health departments to manage reportable disease data and send notifiable disease data to Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

The Tennessee Department of Health is investigating the issue, which impacts every health department across Tennessee.

The Metro Health Department COVID-19 Hotline received 238 calls on Thursday.

To be tested at a Davidson County assessment center, call the COVID-19 Hotline at 615-862-7777 to speak with a health care professional.

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

Stay with News 2 for continuing coverage of the COVID-19 Pandemic.


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