COVID in Tennessee: 1,598 cases, 23 deaths reported Mar. 3

Coronavirus

(WKRN Graphics)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Tennessee Department of Health released its COVID-19 update for Wednesday, March 3.

Cases

The department reported 1,598 new cases, putting the state at 777,935 total cases, with 651,124 confirmed and 126,811 probable. There are currently 13,510 active COVID-19 cases in the state.

Tennessee’s seven-day new cases average is currently 1,284 additional cases per day (0% change since the previous day). The 14-day new cases average is 1,259 (+5% change since the previous day).

Deaths

TDH confirmed 23 additional deaths, bringing the state up to 11,459 total deaths.

Inactive/Recovered

Out of the total positive cases, 752,966 are listed as inactive/recovered, an increase of 1,190 in the last 24 hours.

Hospitalizations

Earlier in the day, the state reported 895 people are currently hospitalized in Tennessee due to COVID-19. The number of total COVID hospitalizations now sits at 18,742.

  • Floor Bed Availability: There are 1,692 (15%) available floor beds in the state, down 1% from the previous day’s report.
  • ICU Bed Availability: There are 246 (12%) available ICU beds in the state, down 1% from the previous day’s report.

Testing

Tennessee has processed 6,817,121 tests with 6,039,186 negative results. The percentage of positive cases is 11.4%. Wednesday’s update added 19,646 tests to the state’s total with 5.95% percent-positive cases.

Vaccine Tracker

Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Lisa Piercey announced Tuesday during a news conference that the state will be moving to Phase 1C of the state’s COVID-19 vaccination plan next week.

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