More than 1,700 new COVID-19 cases reported in Tennessee

More than 1,700 new COVID-19 cases reported in Tennessee
COVID-19 in Tennessee as of July 25 (Source: TDH)

SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. (WMC) - Tennessee’s coronavirus case count has surpassed 90,000 after more than 1.3 million tests have been administered across the state.

Health officials have identified 1,718 new coronavirus cases and 26 additional deaths as of Saturday afternoon.

The Tennessee Department of Heath reports 90,796 cases with 964 deaths and 4,196 hospitalizations.

So far, 53,808 people have recovered from the virus.

Health officials with the Shelby County Health Department confirmed an increase of 430 new COVID-19 cases in Shelby County on Saturday morning.

There has been a total of 18,488 cases and 260 deaths -- only one virus-related death has been confirmed in the last 24 hours.

There are currently 5,123 active cases across the county accounting for just under 28% of all cases. Nearly 71% of residents in the county have recovered from the virus.

Shelby County COVID-19 numbers - July 25
Shelby County COVID-19 numbers - July 25 (Source: WMC)

As the number of active cases grows, so do hospitalizations. SCHD’s hospital resource tracking graph shows ICU utilization numbers away from reaching a red zone.

Shelby County COVID-19 numbers - July 25
Shelby County COVID-19 numbers - July 25 (Source: WMC)

In hopes to reduce communal transmission of the virus and hospitalizations Shelby County and Memphis officials have each issued masks ordinances requiring people to wear masks in public places. The week of Wednesday, July 25 the county’s positivity rate reached new heights coming in at 15.8% -- the highest its been since the beginning of the pandemic in the Mid-South.

SCHD also continues to investigate clusters of coronavirus outbreaks at long-term care facilities in Shelby County. There are 25 facilities under investigation at this time.

Shelby County COVID-19 numbers - July 25
Shelby County COVID-19 numbers - July 25 (Source: WMC)

According to date from the health department, there are an additional 19 facilities that have resolved clusters.

A cluster is considered resolved once a facility goes 28 consecutive days without reporting a new case. There have been 76 deaths among residents and staff.

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

Arkansas -- 37,249 total cases and 394 deaths

  • Crittenden -- 1,058 cases; 16 deaths; 896 recoveries
  • Cross -- 137 cases; 1 death; 104 recoveries
  • Lee -- 869 cases; 6 deaths; 820 recoveries
  • Mississippi -- 523 cases; 7 deaths; 375 recoveries
  • Phillips -- 230 cases; 6 deaths; 174 recoveries
  • Poinsett -- 112 cases; 3 deaths; 82 recoveries
  • St. Francis -- 998 cases; 3 deaths; 922 recoveries

Mississippi -- 51,097 total cases and 1,480 deaths (state not releasing recovery data at this time)

  • Alcorn -- 267 cases; 3 deaths
  • Benton -- 88 cases
  • Coahoma -- 508 cases; 7 deaths
  • DeSoto -- 2,784 cases; 23 deaths
  • Lafayette -- 700 cases; 4 deaths
  • Marshall -- 443 cases; 5 deaths
  • Panola -- 711 cases; 9 deaths
  • Quitman -- 159 cases; 1 death
  • Tate -- 550 cases; 19 deaths
  • Tippah -- 232 cases; 11 deaths
  • Tunica -- 180 cases; 4 deaths

Tennessee -- 90,796 total cases and 964 deaths

  • Crockett -- 141 cases; 3 deaths; 51 recoveries
  • Dyer -- 424 cases; 5 deaths; 186 recoveries
  • Fayette -- 519 cases; 8 deaths; 303 recoveries
  • Hardeman -- 647 cases; 11 deaths; 375 recoveries
  • Haywood -- 236 cases; 4 deaths; 99 recoveries
  • Lauderdale -- 313 cases; 6 deaths; 149 recoveries
  • McNairy -- 216 cases; 2 deaths; 85 recoveries
  • Tipton -- 912 cases; 8 deaths; 610 recoveries

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