TDH identifies more than 400 new COVID-19 cases, 7 additional deaths in Tennessee

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SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. (WMC) - The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Tennessee has risen to 24,822 as of Wednesday, including 388 deaths, health officials report.

Tuesday’s update represents an increase of 447 cases and seven additional deaths since the Tennessee Department of Health gave an update Tuesday afternoon.

TDH reports 5,428 coronavirus cases and 119 deaths in Shelby County -- an increase of 16 cases and three deaths since the Shelby County Health Department gave an update Wednesday morning.

According to the Shelby County Health Department, 5,314 coronavirus cases and 113 deaths were reported Tuesday morning. That’s a one day increase of 98 new cases and three deaths in one day.

Of the positive coronavirus cases, 67.7 percent have recovered.

Recovered coronavirus cases in Shelby County, June 3
Recovered coronavirus cases in Shelby County, June 3 (Source: SCHD)

Across Shelby County, more than 79,700 people have been tested for the virus.

Tuesday morning’s update represented an increase of 190 cases - which was the largest day-to-day increase Shelby County has seen thus far.

The Shelby County Health Department has stopped distributing face masks to the public. According to a news release, the masks were treated with a chemical called Silvadur.

Until more information is given concerning the masks, they will not be distributed by the SCHD.

More than 380 residents and staff have tested positive for coronavirus at long-term care facilities in Shelby County, not including facilities with resolved outbreaks. So far, more than 50 people have died, including 15 at Quince Nursing and Rehab.

The Highlands of Memphis Health and Rehabilitation accounts for the majority of the cases with 66 residents and 26 staff members testing positive for the virus and seven deaths.

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

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

Arkansas -- 7,818 total cases and 136 deaths

  • Crittenden -- 395 cases; 9 deaths; 267 recoveries
  • Cross -- 56 cases; 40 recoveries
  • Lee -- 23 cases; 1 death; 15 recoveries
  • Mississippi -- 78 cases; 2 deaths; 66 recoveries
  • Phillips -- 24 cases; 1 death; 9 recoveries
  • Poinsett -- 37 cases; 2 deaths; 27 recoveries
  • St. Francis -- 682 cases; 1 death; 619 recoveries

Mississippi -- 16,322 total cases and 782 deaths (state not releasing recovery data at this time)

  • Alcorn -- 19 cases; 1 death
  • Benton -- 14 cases
  • Coahoma -- 128 cases; 4 deaths
  • DeSoto -- 559 cases; 8 deaths
  • Lafayette -- 150 cases; 4 deaths
  • Marshall -- 85 cases; 3 deaths
  • Panola -- 85 cases; 3 deaths
  • Quitman -- 31 cases
  • Tate -- 88 cases; 1 death
  • Tippah -- 76 cases; 11 deaths
  • Tunica -- 56 cases; 3 deaths

Tennessee -- 24,822 total cases and 388 deaths

  • Crockett -- 16 cases; 2 deaths; 12 recoveries
  • Dyer -- 57 cases; 44 recoveries
  • Fayette -- 125 cases; 2 deaths; 90 recoveries
  • Hardeman -- 201 cases; 186 recoveries
  • Haywood -- 33 cases; 2 deaths; 26 recoveries
  • Lauderdale -- 59 cases; 1 death; 43 recoveries
  • McNairy -- 15 cases; 12 recoveries
  • Tipton -- 459 cases; 3 deaths; 400 recoveries

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