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MPHD Daily COVID-19 Update for March 8


Metro Public Health Department officials announced today 85,394 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County.

There have been 53 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 90,931 cases, an increase of 147 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.

A total of six hundred eight (608) people in Davidson County have died after a confirmed case of
COVID-19. Including both confirmed and probable cases, 647 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.

The 647 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.

88,418 individuals are now labeled inactive/recovered after having the virus previously.

New cases per 100,000 people: 18.4

Seven-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests: 3.9

Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds: 18 percent

Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds: 17 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 191 calls on Sunday, March 7, 2021.

Total number of cases: 90,931
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 147

Cases by sex
Male: 43,133
Female: 47,024
Unknown: 774

Cases by age

Unknown 127
0-10 4,324
11-20 9,356
21-30 25,309
31-40 17,602
41-50 12,048
51-60 10,219
61-70 6,718
71-80 3,320
81+ 1,908
Total 90,931
Inactive/Recovered 88,418
Deaths 647
Total active cases 1,866


Total number of tests conducted Total positive/probable results Total negative results Positive results as percentage of total
1,039,810 103,482 936,328 9.95%


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.