Tennessee coronavirus cases now top 3,000; 37 deaths reported

Tennessee coronavirus cases now top 3,000; 37 deaths reported
Gov. Bill Lee discusses coronavirus in Chattanooga April 3

SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. (WMC) - There are now more than 3,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the state of Tennessee.

The Tennessee Department of Health reported a total of 3,067 cases as of Friday afternoon with 640 in Shelby County. Cases have grown statewide by more than 200 since Thursday.

Across the state, there are 37 coronavirus-related deaths, including eight in Shelby County.

Health directive issued for Shelby County

The health department released this map Friday of Shelby County’s cases by zip code:

Shelby County coronavirus numbers 4/2/20
Shelby County coronavirus numbers 4/2/20 (Source: Shelby County Health Department)

Data from both state and local health departments shows people 21 to 30 years old account for the highest percentage of cases. This is the breakdown by age, according to the Tennessee Department of Health as of Wednesday:

  • 0 to 10 -- 39
  • 11 to 20 -- 148
  • 21 to 30 -- 693
  • 31 to 40 -- 494
  • 41 to 50 -- 474
  • 51 to 60 -- 544
  • 61 to 70 -- 359
  • 71 to 80 -- 196
  • 80+ -- 105
  • Pending -- 15

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

  • Crittenden (Arkansas) -- 32
  • Cross (Arkansas) -- 1 to 4
  • Lee (Arkansas) -- 1 to 4
  • Poinsett (Arkansas) -- 5
  • St. Francis (Arkansas) -- 1 to 4
  • Alcorn (Mississippi) -- 6
  • Benton (Mississippi) -- 5
  • Coahoma (Mississippi) -- 26
  • DeSoto (Mississippi) -- 111; 1 death
  • Lafayette (Mississippi) -- 21; 1 death
  • Marshall (Mississippi) -- 19; 1 death
  • Panola (Mississippi) -- 8; 1 death
  • Quitman (Mississippi) -- 4
  • Tate (Mississippi) -- 13
  • Tippah (Mississippi) -- 30; 3 deaths
  • Tunica (Mississippi) -- 14; 1 death
  • Dyer (Tennessee) -- 5
  • Fayette (Tennessee) -- 17
  • Hardeman (Tennessee) -- 5
  • Haywood (Tennessee) -- 2
  • McNairy (Tennessee) -- 3
  • Tipton (Tennessee) -- 28

Governor Bill Lee announced a new executive order Thursday afternoon requiring all Tennesseans stay home unless conducting essential business.

Gov. Bill Lee signs order requiring Tennesseans to stay home

“Over the last two or three days, we’ve seen some troubling data points that tell us some in our state are not staying at home as much as we’d hope,” said Lee.

Executive Order 23 takes his earlier “safer-at-home” order a step further.

“Tennesseans must remain at home unless they’re engaging in essential activity,” said Lee.

The governor also announced a Memphis location -- Gateway Shopping Center on Jackson Avenue -- as an alternative care site for COVID-19 patients.

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