Tennessee reports 784 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 3 deaths; 170 cases in Shelby County

Tennessee reports 784 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 3 deaths; 170 cases in Shelby County
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According to the Tennessee Department of Health, three people have died in the state from coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. More than 50 people have been hospitalized.

Shelby County has the second-most cases in the state behind Davidson County, which has 188.

In Shelby County, there have been 120 new cases confirmed in the last three days. Shelby County Health Department director Alisa Haushalter said they believe transmission is occurring in the workplace.

On Tuesday, the health department issued a public health directive for Shelby County that mimics “safer-at-home” orders previously issued by mayors across the county. SCHD officials say it’s an attempt to control community spread and prevent overwhelming the health care system.

Shelby County coronavirus update March 25

According to the Tennessee Department of health, most confirmed cases are among people 21 to 30.

  • 0 to 10 -- 12
  • 11 to 20 -- 46
  • 21 to 30 -- 224
  • 31 to 40 -- 144
  • 41 to 50 -- 109
  • 51 to 60 -- 105
  • 61 to 70 -- 80
  • 71 to 80 -- 43
  • 80+ -- 14
  • Pending -- 7

Officials with the Shelby County Health Department said Wednesday 38 percent of the cases in the county are individuals between 21 and 40 years of age. Of those diagnosed in Shelby County, 74 percent are younger than 61.

Shelby County health officials believe 21- to 40-year-olds are driving the local spread of COVID-19.

21-40 age group leading number of cases in Shelby County

Other counties in the Mid-South with confirmed cases include:

  • Tipton (Tennessee) -- 6
  • Crittenden (Arkansas) -- 6
  • Coahoma (Mississippi) -- 11
  • DeSoto (Mississippi) -- 36
  • Lafayette (Mississippi) -- 8
  • Marshall (Mississippi) -- 4
  • Panola (Mississippi) -- 2
  • Tate (Mississippi) -- 2
  • Tunica (Mississippi) -- 3
  • Dyer (Tennessee) -- 2
  • Fayette (Tennessee) -- 3
Gov. Bill Lee gives coronavirus briefing March 25

If you have questions concerning the coronavirus, call the Shelby County Health Department’s coronavirus hotline at 833-943-1658.

We’ve created a list of resources for Mid-Southerns impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

*Editor’s note: The Tennessee Department of Health is reporting fewer Shelby County cases than the Shelby County Health Department, which attributes the discrepancy to a lag in reporting. They are working on how to address the discrepancy in the future.

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