Tennessee health officials report more than 700 new COVID-19 cases, 7 deaths

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SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. (WMC) - State health officials are reporting 724 new coronavirus cases and seven new deaths across the Volunteer State.

After a weekend of cases increase topping 1,000 this is a rather low number.

There are now 52,155 total COVID-19 cases in Tennessee. TDH says 51,774 of those cases have been confirmed and 381 are probable. Shelby County accounts for the largest case numbers in the state, according to data from the Tennessee Health Department.

The state has also seen a total of 653 coronavirus-related deaths with 628 confirmed and 25 believed to be probable.

Health officials have identified 190 new coronavirus cases and two more deaths in Shelby County.

Countywide 12,019 coronavirus cases and 200 deaths have been determined. Across Shelby County, 142,416 people have been tested for the virus.

Of the positive coronavirus cases, 62.5 percent have recovered from the virus.

Recovered coronavirus cases in Shelby County, July 6
Recovered coronavirus cases in Shelby County, July 6 (Source: SCHD)
Shelby County COVID-19 testing positivity rate, July 6
Shelby County COVID-19 testing positivity rate, July 6 (Source: SCHD)

The Shelby County Health Department says there are 5,834 residents in quarantine at this time. In an effort to reduce the spread of the virus, health offices issued a mandatory mask order Friday requiring everyone over the age of two to wear masks in public.

Within the next few days, new restrictions to combat the spread of COVID-19 in Shelby County are expected to be announced.

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The health department continues to investigate clusters/outbreaks at several care facilities. Some facilities have been considered resolved. SCHD says a cluster is considered resolved after a facility goes 28 consecutive days without identifying a new case.

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

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

Arkansas -- 23,814 total cases and 287 deaths

  • Crittenden -- 766 cases; 13 deaths; 612 recoveries
  • Cross -- 89 cases; 1 death; 80 recoveries
  • Lee -- 803 cases; 2 deaths; 588 recoveries
  • Mississippi -- 214 cases; 3 deaths; 128 recoveries
  • Phillips -- 155 cases; 4 deaths; 98 recoveries
  • Poinsett -- 62 cases; 3 deaths; 51 recoveries
  • St. Francis -- 883 cases; 3 deaths; 848 recoveries

Mississippi -- 31,257 total cases and 1,114 deaths (state not releasing recovery data at this time)

  • Alcorn -- 71 cases; 2 death
  • Benton -- 38 cases
  • Coahoma -- 201 cases; 6 deaths
  • DeSoto -- 1,620 cases; 16 deaths
  • Lafayette -- 393 cases; 4 deaths
  • Marshall -- 234 cases; 3 deaths
  • Panola -- 352 cases; 6 deaths
  • Quitman -- 78 cases
  • Tate -- 288 cases; 10 deaths
  • Tippah -- 131 cases; 11 deaths
  • Tunica -- 105 cases; 3 deaths

Tennessee -- 52,155 total cases and 653 deaths

  • Crockett -- 40 cases; 3 deaths; 21 recoveries
  • Dyer -- 254 cases; 3 death; 109 recoveries
  • Fayette -- 323 cases; 2 deaths; 202 recoveries
  • Hardeman -- 352 cases; 4 deaths; 259 recoveries
  • Haywood -- 93 cases; 2 deaths; 35 recoveries
  • Lauderdale -- 151 cases; 3 deaths; 75 recoveries
  • McNairy -- 76 cases; 36 recoveries
  • Tipton -- 649 cases; 5 deaths; 498 recoveries

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