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


(WKRN Graphics)

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


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).


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


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


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.


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.

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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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