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MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for March 15


MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for March 15

Metro Public Health Department officials announced today 86,227 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County.

There have been 8 new probable cases in the past 24 hours.

Probable cases refer to those that have supporting epidemiological and clinical evidence that a COVID-19 infection has occurred, regardless of test result. If a person is a close contact of a COVID-19 case and has a clinically compatible illness, he or she can meet the criteria to be a probable case. Additionally, a positive result of an antigen test from a respiratory specimen can meet the criteria to be a probable case. If a health care provider diagnoses a person with clinically compatible illness with COVID-19, this person meets the probable case criteria.

Including both confirmed and probable cases, MPHD officials announced a total of 92,049 cases, an increase of 93 in the past 24 hours.

The cases range in age from 1 month to 107 years.

No new probable deaths have been reported in the past 24 hours.

When the health care provider who signs the death certificate determines COVID-19 disease was the cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death, this person meets the probable case criteria and would be considered a probable death.

There have been no new confirmed deaths reported in the past 24 hours.

The Metro Public Health Department has updated its reporting procedures surrounding deaths caused by COVID-19. MPHD will now report the number of deaths reported by the Tennessee Department of Health, with verification standards in place to work to confirm those reports in a timely manner. MPHD will continue to investigate the cause of death and county of residence to ensure an accurate and true count.

Under the updated death reporting standards, seven hundred sixty-one (761) Davidson County residents have died from a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including probable cases, 846 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.

89,433 individuals are now labeled inactive/recovered after having the virus previously.

New cases per 100,000 people: 17.6

Seven-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests: 3.3

Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds: 16 percent

Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds: 23 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 151 calls on Sunday, March 14, 2021.

Total number of cases: 92,049
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 93

Cases by sex
Male: 43,696
Female: 47,591
Unknown: 762

Cases by age

Unknown 127
0-10 4,394
11-20 9,493
21-30 25,610
31-40 17,809
41-50 12,199
51-60 10,341
61-70 6,794
71-80 3,364
81+ 1,918
Total 92,049
Inactive/Recovered 89,433
Deaths 846
Total active cases 1,770


Total number of tests conducted Total positive/probable results Total negative results Positive results as percentage of total
1,063,898 104,453 959,445 9.82%


Health officials remind everyone to take steps to stop the spread of germs like COVID-19. These include:

  • Practice social distancing as defined by the CDC (6 feet of distance from others).
  • Gatherings are recommended to be kept at 8 people or fewer, to the extent possible. Intimate gatherings are the most high-risk setting for transmission of COVID-19.
  • Wear a cloth face covering when in a community setting, especially in situations where you may be near people. These face coverings are not a substitute for social distancing.
  • Stay at home as much as possible. People over 65 years of age or whose health is at risk should remain at home if possible.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.