COVID in Tennessee: 806 cases, 11 additional deaths reported March 15

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

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Tennessee Department of Health released its COVID-19 update for Monday, March 15.

Cases

The department reported 806 new cases, putting the state at 792,795 total cases, with 660,749 confirmed and 132,046 probable. There are currently 12,526 active COVID-19 cases in the state.

Tennessee’s seven-day new cases average is currently 1,270 additional cases per day (+5% change since the previous day). The 14-day new cases average is 1,222 (+1% change since the previous day).

Deaths

TDH confirmed 11 additional deaths on Monday. The state’s total is 11,638 deaths. That number is down from the total deaths reported on Friday, March 12 (11,639). The Tennessee Department of Health announced on March 13 that it will only be releasing COVID-19 data for the state Monday through Friday. When looking at the numbers from those days, all released on Monday, the state reports a decrease of 12 deaths in their data on Saturday and no additional deaths on Sunday.

Inactive/Recovered

Out of the total positive cases, 768,631 are listed as inactive/recovered, an increase of 862 in the last 24 hours.

Hospitalizations

Earlier in the day, the state reported 653 people are currently hospitalized in Tennessee due to COVID-19.

  • Floor Bed Availability: There are 2,156 (19%) available floor beds in the state.
  • ICU Bed Availability: There are 415 (20%) available ICU beds in the state.

Testing

Tennessee has processed 6,996,960 tests with 6,204,165 negative results. The percentage of positive cases remains around 11.3%. Monday’s update added 8,175 tests to the state’s total with 7.25% percent-positive cases.

Vaccine Tracker

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

Last week, Nashville Mayor John Cooper announced plans to reduce capacity restrictions when vaccination rates reach 20% and 30% of Davidson County’s population. A release from the mayor’s office detailed updated guidelines based on when the county reached vaccination thresholds.

Cooper also announced the city is planning on holding an in-person Fourth of July celebration this year.

TDH COVID Reports

Data from Saturdays, Sundays, and state holidays will be available on the next business day’s COVID-19 data report.

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