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MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for March 5


MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for March 5

Metro Public Health Department officials announced today 85,017 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County.

There have been 39 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 90,445 cases, an increase of 109 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 no new confirmed deaths reported in the past 24 hours.

A total of six hundred five (605) people in Davidson County have died after a confirmed case of
COVID-19. Including both confirmed and probable cases, 644 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.

The 644 COVID-19 deaths in Davidson County do not include 195 deaths reported by the Tennessee Department of Health which have not been confirmed by MPHD.  An updated review process is now underway to reconcile those 195 reported deaths.

88,004 individuals are now labeled inactive/recovered after having the virus previously.

New cases per 100,000 people: 21.4

Seven-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests: 4.5

Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds: 12 percent

Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds: 13 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 908 calls on Thursday, March 4, 2021.

Total number of cases: 90,445
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 109

Cases by sex
Male: 42,882
Female: 46,799
Unknown: 764

Cases by age

Unknown 128
0-10 4,304
11-20 9,294
21-30 25,183
31-40 17,532
41-50 11,977
51-60 10,162
61-70 6,673
71-80 3,299
81+ 1,893
Total 90,445
Inactive/Recovered 88,004
Deaths 644
Total active cases 1,797


Total number of tests conducted Total positive/probable results Total negative results Positive results as percentage of total
1,029,154 103,013 926,141 10.01%


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.