Tennessee COVID-19 cases climb to 1,537; Shelby County confirms 362 cases

Tennessee COVID-19 cases climb to 1,537; Shelby County confirms 362 cases
Coronavirus update (Source: WECT)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - The total number of cases in Tennessee hit 1,573 Sunday with 7 deaths and 133 hospitalizations reported.

The Shelby County Health Department also released Sunday morning that the county now has 362 COVID-19 cases -- an increase from Saturday’s reported number of 275.

Davidson County is behind Shelby County with the second-highest case count reported in the state.

Saturday Shelby County reported it’s first death related to COVID-19.

Officials are working to increase testing across the Mid-South and case numbers are expected to increase as well.

“Safer-at-home” orders for Shelby County and other municipalities have been put in place to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus.

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

  • Crittenden (Arkansas) -- 17
  • Coahoma (Mississippi) -- 18
  • DeSoto (Mississippi) -- 71; 1 death
  • Lafayette (Mississippi) -- 13
  • Marshall (Mississippi) -- 13
  • Panola (Mississippi) -- 5
  • Tate (Mississippi) -- 9
  • Tunica (Mississippi) -- 6; 1 death
  • Dyer (Tennessee) -- 3
  • Fayette (Tennessee) -- 10
  • Tipton (Tennessee) -- 15

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