More than 700 new cases of COVID-19 identified by the Tenn. Dept. of Health

More than 700 new cases of COVID-19 identified by the Tenn. Dept. of Health
(Source: Hawaii News Now/file)

SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. (WMC) - State health officials are reporting more than 700 new cases of COVID-19 and seven additional deaths in Tennessee.

The Tennessee Health Department says there are 40,172 total cases in the state -- 39,848 of those total cases are confirmed and 324 are considered probable.

More than 26,000 Tennesseans have recovered from the virus, while 2,564 have been hospitalized.

Health officials are reporting more than 300 new coronavirus cases and three additional deaths in Shelby County.

The Shelby County Health Department announced 9,210 confirmed cases and 181 deaths as of Saturday morning.

So far, 6,215 people in Shelby County have recovered.

State, county and city officials have been pushing for more COVID-19 testing in the Mid-South. More than 120,000 tests have been administered 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 coroanvirus outbreaks/clusters Shelby County, June 26
Long-term care facilities with coroanvirus outbreaks/clusters Shelby County, June 26 (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 -- 18,740 total cases and 249 deaths

  • Crittenden -- 687 cases; 11 deaths; 530 recoveries
  • Cross -- 84 cases; 1 death; 76 recoveries
  • Lee -- 626 cases; 1 death; 471 recoveries
  • Mississippi -- 136 cases; 3 deaths; 99 recoveries
  • Phillips -- 109 cases; 3 deaths; 52 recoveries
  • Poinsett -- 56 cases; 3 deaths; 48 recoveries
  • St. Francis -- 804 cases; 3 deaths; 779 recoveries

Mississippi -- 25,531 total cases and 1,035 deaths (state not releasing recovery data at this time)

  • Alcorn -- 53 cases; 1 death
  • Benton -- 25 cases
  • Coahoma -- 177 cases; 6 deaths
  • DeSoto -- 1,201 cases; 15 deaths
  • Lafayette -- 320 cases; 4 deaths
  • Marshall -- 171 cases; 3 deaths
  • Panola -- 237 cases; 6 deaths
  • Quitman -- 63 cases
  • Tate -- 233 cases; 6 deaths
  • Tippah -- 116 cases; 11 deaths
  • Tunica -- 82 cases; 3 deaths

Tennessee -- 50,172 total cases and 584 deaths

  • Crockett -- 28 cases; 3 deaths; 18 recoveries
  • Dyer -- 192 cases; 83 recoveries
  • Fayette -- 244 cases; 2 deaths; 159 recoveries
  • Hardeman -- 276 cases; 1 death; 214 recoveries
  • Haywood -- 62 cases; 2 deaths; 31 recoveries
  • Lauderdale -- 99 cases; 2 deaths; 61 recoveries
  • McNairy -- 52 cases; 25 recoveries
  • Tipton -- 593 cases; 4 deaths; 467 recoveries

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