COVID in Tennessee: 1,312 cases, 9 deaths reported March 6

Coronavirus

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Tennessee Department of Health released its COVID-19 update for Saturday, March 6.

The health department reported 1,312 new cases, bringing the state to 782,206 total cases. Of those cases, 653,905 are confirmed and 128,301 are probable.

TDH also confirmed nine additional deaths, bringing Tennessee up to 11,543 total deaths. 

Out of the confirmed positive cases, 756,793 are listed as inactive/recovered, an increase of 1,319 in the last 24 hours. 

There are 778 people currently hospitalized in the state. 

Tennessee has processed 6,872,745 tests. The latest update added 16,164 tests to the state’s total. 

Vaccine Tracker

TDH’s vaccine dashboard shows more than 1.5 million vaccinations have been given out so far in Tennessee.

Nashville will move into Phase 1c of the COVID-19 vaccination plan on Monday, Mayor John Cooper said during his weekly news briefing.

Earlier in the week, the Tennessee Department of Health also announced the 89 counties under its jurisdiction would also move into Phase 1c on Monday. The department said the recently-approved Johnson & Johnson vaccine helped move the state along in its plan.

As Tennessee and Davidson County enter Phase 1C of its vaccination plan, Ascension Saint Thomas Hospital Midtown is presenting a special vaccine offer dedicated to pregnant women.

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