Metro Health Dept. reports 99 deaths, 8,644 cases of COVID-19 in Nashville


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — There are now 8,644 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and an additional four patients have died in Davidson County as of Thursday, according to the Metro Public Health Department.

There has been a total of 99 deaths in Davidson County. The four recent deaths in Davidson County were a 71-year-old male, 76-year-old male, 78-year-old male and a 94-year old female. Medical history for each case is pending.

The total number of confirmed and probable cases grew by 239 in the past 24 hours.

The health department clarified there are no new probable cases reported in the past 24 hours.

“Probable cases refer to those that do not test positive in a diagnostic test but might have tested positive in a different form of test like an antibody or serologic test. Probable cases also could refer to cases that were never tested but exhibited the factors consistent with a COVID-19 infection, like symptoms and close contacts of confirmed cases.”

A reported 6,352 individuals have recovered from the virus. Of the confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Davidson County, 2,193 are “active.” The remaining cases are self-isolated at their homes and have mild and manageable symptoms.

The age range of patients is from one month old to 100 years old, 4,557 of which are men, 3,849 are women and the gender of 238 patients is unknown.

Of the 85,601 tests performed in the county, 8,644 (10.1%) had positive results. Negative results total 76,957.

The health department reported available hospital beds in Nashville are at 19% and available ICU beds are at 22%.

The COVID-19 Hotline received 228 calls on Wednesday.

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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