Nearly 800 new coronavirus cases identified by Tenn. Dept. of Health

SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. (WMC) - Health officials have identified nearly 800 new cases of COVID-19 and 11 additional deaths as of Thursday.

The Tennessee Department of Health reports 38,034 cases and 567 related deaths statewide.

This comes after more than 727,000 tests have been administered across Tennessee.

Officials with the Shelby County Health Department have identified 294 new COVID-19 cases and nine more deaths.

There are 8,688 coronavirus cases and 176 total deaths across Shelby County.

Of the total coronavirus cases, 68.6 percent have recovered from the virus.

Recovered coronavirus cases in Shelby County, June 25
Recovered coronavirus cases in Shelby County, June 25 (Source: SCHD)
Shelby County COVID-19 testing positivity rate, June 25
Shelby County COVID-19 testing positivity rate, June 25 (Source: SCHD)

State, county and city officials have been pushing for more COVID-19 testing in the Mid-South. So far there have been 116,242 people tested countywide.

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

The health department is investigating multiple COVID-19 outbreaks/clusters at several assisted care facilities in Memphis and Shelby County.

Long-term care facilities with coronavirus outbreaks/clusters in Shelby Co., June 25
Long-term care facilities with coronavirus outbreaks/clusters in Shelby Co., June 25 (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 -- 17,375 total cases and 240 deaths

  • Crittenden -- 621 cases; 10 deaths; 508 recoveries
  • Cross -- 83 cases; 1 death; 75 recoveries
  • Lee -- 621 cases; 1 death; 122 recoveries
  • Mississippi -- 128 cases; 3 deaths; 93 recoveries
  • Phillips -- 91 cases; 3 deaths; 38 recoveries
  • Poinsett -- 53 cases; 3 deaths; 48 recoveries
  • St. Francis -- 795 cases; 3 deaths; 773 recoveries

Mississippi -- 24,516 total cases and 1,016 deaths (state not releasing recovery data at this time)

  • Alcorn -- 47 cases; 1 death
  • Benton -- 25 cases
  • Coahoma -- 175 cases; 6 deaths
  • DeSoto -- 1,091 cases; 15 deaths
  • Lafayette -- 303 cases; 4 deaths
  • Marshall -- 160 cases; 3 deaths
  • Panola -- 221 cases; 5 deaths
  • Quitman -- 56 cases
  • Tate -- 221 cases; 5 deaths
  • Tippah -- 115 cases; 11 deaths
  • Tunica -- 81 cases; 3 deaths

Tennessee -- 38,034 total cases and 567 deaths

  • Crockett -- 28 cases; 3 deaths; 18 recoveries
  • Dyer -- 181 cases; 79 recoveries
  • Fayette -- 229 cases; 2 deaths; 152 recoveries
  • Hardeman -- 269 cases; 1 death; 213 recoveries
  • Haywood -- 59 cases; 2 deaths; 30 recoveries
  • Lauderdale -- 86 cases; 2 deaths; 53 recoveries
  • McNairy -- 48 cases; 24 recoveries
  • Tipton -- 580 cases; 4 deaths; 464 recoveries

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