TDH reports 750 new cases of COVID-19, total case number climbs to more than 36,300

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SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. (WMC) - The total number of COVID-19 cases in Tennessee is now at more than 36,300 cases. The Tennessee Department health reported 750 new cases Tuesday afternoon.

The department says there are 36,048 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Volunteer State and additional 255 cases are considered probable.

There are also 542 COVID-19 related deaths -- 521 are confirmed and 21 are reported as probable.

According to TDH, there have been 2,336 hospitalizations in connection to the virus.

Shelby and Davidson counties account for some of the highest case numbers reported in the state.

Tuesday health officials confirmed 109 new coronavirus cases and two more deaths in Shelby County.

According to the Shelby County Health Department, 8,203 coronavirus cases and 166 total deaths have been confirmed across the county.

Of the positive coronavirus cases, 69 percent have recovered from the virus in Shelby County.

Recovered COVID-19 cases in Shelby County, June 23
Recovered COVID-19 cases in Shelby County, June 23 (Source: SCHD)
Shelby County COVID-19 testing positivity rate, June 23
Shelby County COVID-19 testing positivity rate, June 23 (Source: SCHD)

State, county and city officials have been pushing for more COVID-19 testing in the Mid-South. So far there have been nearly 112,000 people tested countywide.

That push for testing has also significantly impacted assisted care facilities serving a vulnerable population.

The health department is investigating a cluster of COVID-19 outbreaks at several assisted care facilities in Memphis and Shelby County.

Long-term care facilities with COVID-19 outbreaks/clusters in Shelby County, June 23
Long-term care facilities with COVID-19 outbreaks/clusters in Shelby County, June 23 (Source: SCHD)

There are several other facilities that were previously under investigation with clusters that have reportedly been resolved. SCHD says clusters are considered resolved when a facility goes 28 consecutive days without a new case.

Here are case totals for other counties in the Mid-South:

Arkansas -- 16,083 total cases and 227 deaths

  • Crittenden -- 600 cases; 10 deaths; 487 recoveries
  • Cross -- 82 cases; 1 death; 70 recoveries
  • Lee -- 576 cases; 1 death; 64 recoveries
  • Mississippi -- 115 cases; 3 deaths; 90 recoveries
  • Phillips -- 87 cases; 2 deaths; 35 recoveries
  • Poinsett -- 53 cases; 3 deaths; 43 recoveries
  • St. Francis -- 792 cases; 3 deaths; 766 recoveries

Mississippi -- 22,287 total cases and 978 deaths (state not releasing recovery data at this time)

  • Alcorn -- 38 cases; 1 death
  • Benton -- 23 cases
  • Coahoma -- 160 cases; 6 deaths
  • DeSoto -- 948 cases; 15 deaths
  • Lafayette -- 269 cases; 4 deaths
  • Marshall -- 144 cases; 3 deaths
  • Panola -- 190 cases; 5 deaths
  • Quitman -- 49 cases
  • Tate -- 192 cases; 1 death
  • Tippah -- 107 cases; 11 deaths
  • Tunica -- 77 cases; 3 deaths

Tennessee -- 36,303 total cases and 542 deaths

  • Crockett -- 26 cases; 3 deaths; 16 recoveries
  • Dyer -- 174 cases; 73 recoveries
  • Fayette -- 213 cases; 2 deaths; 146 recoveries
  • Hardeman -- 257 cases; 1 death; 208 recoveries
  • Haywood -- 54 cases; 2 deaths; 30 recoveries
  • Lauderdale -- 82 cases; 1 death; 53 recoveries
  • McNairy -- 45 cases; 23 recoveries
  • Tipton -- 565 cases; 4 deaths; 459 recoveries

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