Tennessee sets another single-day record with more than 1,800 new COVID-19 cases

Shelby County Health Dept. orders mandatory masks throughout the county

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Health officials are reporting 1,822 new coronavirus cases and 13 additional deaths overnight in Tennessee.

The Tennessee Department of Health has identified 48,712 cases and 633 deaths as of Friday.

Of the total cases, 48,344 have been confirmed and 368 are probable. Of the total deaths, 608 have been confirmed and 25 are probable.

More than 862,000 tests have been administered statewide and nearly 30,000 patients have recovered from the virus.

Shelby County’s COVID-19 cases continue to climb as the health department reports its highest weekly positivity rate since the beginning of the pandemic.

New data released Friday shows the COVID-19 test positivity rate for June 21 through June 27 was 12.7 percent, up from 10.4 percent the week before. It’s the sixth week of increases, which began during phase one of the county’s reopening plan.

The alarming increase prompted the Shelby County Health Department to issue a county-wide mandatory mask mandate for everyone older than 12 after getting legal clearance. The order goes into immediate effect until further notice.

Shelby County COVID-19 positivity rate as of July 2
Shelby County COVID-19 positivity rate as of July 2 (Source: WMC)

The Shelby County Health Department also announced 442 new cases of COVID-19 Friday, the county’s highest single-day increase thus far.

More than 11,000 Shelby County residents have contracted the coronavirus. There are 3,725 active cases as of Friday.

SCHD reports a recovery rate of 64.5 percent so far with a 1.8-percent death rate.

The health department continues to track outbreaks at 13 long-term care facilities in the county while another 13 are now resolved. So far, 66 people have died as a result of those outbreaks.

Current outbreaks at Shelby County COVID-19 long-term care facilities as of July 2
Current outbreaks at Shelby County COVID-19 long-term care facilities as of July 2 (Source: WMC)

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

Arkansas -- 22,075 total cases and 279 deaths

  • Crittenden -- 759 cases; 13 deaths; 586 recoveries
  • Cross -- 88 cases; 1 death; 79 recoveries
  • Lee -- 755 cases; 2 deaths; 580 recoveries
  • Mississippi -- 185 cases; 3 deaths; 121 recoveries
  • Phillips -- 149 cases; 3 deaths; 90 recoveries
  • Poinsett -- 61 cases; 3 deaths; 51 recoveries
  • St. Francis -- 818 cases; 3 deaths; 791 recoveries

Mississippi -- 28,770 total cases and 1,092 deaths (state not releasing recovery data at this time)

  • Alcorn -- 60 cases; 1 death
  • Benton -- 27 cases
  • Coahoma -- 190 cases; 6 deaths
  • DeSoto -- 1,442 cases; 16 deaths
  • Lafayette -- 368 cases; 4 deaths
  • Marshall -- 212 cases; 3 deaths
  • Panola -- 295 cases; 6 deaths
  • Quitman -- 69 cases
  • Tate -- 264 cases; 8 deaths
  • Tippah -- 127 cases; 11 deaths
  • Tunica -- 90 cases; 3 deaths

Tennessee -- 48,712 total cases and 633 deaths

  • Crockett -- 34 cases; 3 deaths; 20 recoveries
  • Dyer -- 240 cases; 1 death; 105 recoveries
  • Fayette -- 310 cases; 2 deaths; 195 recoveries
  • Hardeman -- 325 cases; 5 deaths; 255 recoveries
  • Haywood -- 92 cases; 2 deaths; 33 recoveries
  • Lauderdale -- 139 cases; 3 deaths; 70 recoveries
  • McNairy -- 68 cases; 33 recoveries
  • Tipton -- 633 cases; 5 deaths; 490 recoveries

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