COVID in Tennessee: 420 cases, 9 deaths reported March 8

Coronavirus

COVID-19 in Tennessee – Continuing Coverage (WKRN Graphics)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Tennessee Department of Health released its COVID-19 update for Monday, March 8.

Cases

The department reported 420 new cases, putting the state at 783,904 total cases, with 654,949 confirmed and 128,955 probable. There are currently 13,323 active COVID-19 cases in the state.

Tennessee’s seven-day new cases average is currently 1,173 additional cases per day (-3% change since the previous day). The 14-day new cases average is 1,273 (-3% change since the previous day).

Deaths

TDH confirmed nine additional deaths, bringing the state up to 11,556 total deaths.

Inactive/Recovered

Out of the total positive cases, 759,025 are listed as inactive/recovered, an increase of 986 in the last 24 hours.

Hospitalizations

Earlier in the day, the state reported 722 people are currently hospitalized in Tennessee due to COVID-19.

  • Floor Bed Availability: There are 2,201 (19%) available floor beds in the state.
  • ICU Bed Availability: There are 320 (16%) available ICU beds in the state.

Testing

Tennessee has processed 6,890,904 tests with 6,107,000 negative results. The percentage of positive cases is 11.4%. Monday’s update added 4,048 tests to the state’s total with 8.03% percent-positive cases.

Vaccine Tracker

TDH’s vaccine dashboard shows 1,648,092 vaccinations have been given out so far in Tennessee and 14.43% of the state has received at least one dose.

Nashville joined the state of Tennessee by moving into Phase 1c of the COVID-19 vaccination plan on Monday. Registration began at 7 a.m. and all appointment spots were filled by about 11 a.m., the health department said. More appointments are expected to open on Friday on the registration website.

From availability to current phases, find vaccine information for every Tennessee county using News 2’s Vaccine Tracker map.

Fully vaccinated Americans can gather with other vaccinated people indoors without wearing a mask or social distancing, according to long-awaited guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The recommendations released Monday also say that vaccinated people can come together in the same way — in a single household — with people considered at low-risk for severe diseases, such as in the case of vaccinated grandparents visiting healthy children and grandchildren.

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