Tennessee reports 373 new COVID-19 cases, 3 new deaths

Memphis/Shelby County COVID-19 Task Force meeting -- May 28

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - The Tennessee Department of Health reported an additional 373 COVID-19 cases and three deaths Thursday.

The state’s case total is now at 21,679 with 356 deaths. Nearly 1,700 people have required hospitalization while fighting the virus, but more than 14,632 people statewide have recovered, or 67 percent of cases, according to TDH.

So far, nearly 416,000 tests have been administered in Tennessee.

TDH reports 107 deaths and 4,718 cases in Shelby County -- two more deaths and 15 more cases than the Shelby County Health Department announced Thursday morning, bringing the total increase from Wednesday to 105 cases and five deaths.

SCHD officials report nearly 70 percent of Shelby County’s cases have recovered.

Recovered coronavirus cases in Shelby County, May 28
Recovered coronavirus cases in Shelby County, May 28 (Source: SCHD)

Nearly 70,00 people have been tested for the coronavirus across Shelby County.

The Shelby County Health Dept. has highlighted zip codes with the highest COVID-19 case rate by 100,000 population.

Total COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population in Shelby County
Total COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population in Shelby County (Source: SCHD)

Nearly 360 residents and staff have tested positive for coronavirus at long-term care facilities in Shelby County, not including facilities with resolved outbreaks. So far, 42 people have died, including 12 at Quince Nursing and Rehab.

The Highlands of Memphis Health and Rehabilitation accounts for the majority of the cases with 66 residents and 25 staff members testing positive for the virus and five deaths.

Long-term care facilities with coronavirus outbreaks in Shelby County
Long-term care facilities with coronavirus outbreaks in Shelby County (Source: SCHD)

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

Arkansas -- 6,277 total cases and 120 deaths

  • Crittenden -- 301 cases; 9 deaths; 222 recoveries
  • Cross -- 46 cases; 34 recoveries
  • Lee -- 17 cases; 1 death; 11 recoveries
  • Mississippi -- 72 cases; 2 deaths; 54 recoveries
  • Phillips -- 12 cases; 1 death; 5 recoveries
  • Poinsett -- 31 cases; 2 deaths; 24 recoveries
  • St. Francis -- 655 cases; 1 death; 328 recoveries

Mississippi -- 14,044 total cases and 670 deaths (state not releasing recovery data at this time)

  • Alcorn -- 14 cases; 1 death
  • Benton -- 15 cases
  • Coahoma -- 114 cases; 4 deaths
  • DeSoto -- 503 cases; 6 deaths
  • Lafayette -- 127 cases; 4 deaths
  • Marshall -- 77 cases; 3 deaths
  • Panola -- 64 cases; 3 deaths
  • Quitman -- 25 cases
  • Tate -- 69 cases; 1 death
  • Tippah -- 74 cases; 11 deaths
  • Tunica -- 53 cases; 3 deaths

Tennessee -- 21,679 total cases and 356 deaths

  • Crockett -- 16 cases; 2 deaths; 9 recoveries
  • Dyer -- 50 cases; 43 recoveries
  • Fayette -- 110 cases; 2 deaths; 85 recoveries
  • Hardeman -- 194 cases; 183 recoveries
  • Haywood -- 30 cases; 2 death; 25 recoveries
  • Lauderdale -- 56 cases; 1 death; 40 recoveries
  • McNairy -- 12 cases; 12 recoveries
  • Tipton -- 430 cases; 3 deaths; 387 recoveries

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