State health officials report over 2,500 new coronavirus cases across Tenn.

SCHD confirms over 500 new cases

Shelby County COVID-19 task force meeting -- July 28

SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. (WMC) - Tennessee health officials are reporting 2,555 new COVID-19 cases across the Volunteer State.

There are 99,044 total cases in Tennessee with 97,966 cases confirmed and another 1,078 considered probable according to the Tennessee Department of Health.

Tennessee has seen nearly 1,000 COVID-19 related deaths and more than 59,700 recoveries since the pandemic began in the Mid-South.

The Shelby County Health Department has identified 528 new coronavirus cases and one more death overnight, bringing the county’s total since the start of the pandemic to 19,694 cases.

According to the Shelby County Health Department, there have been 263 deaths, the youngest of which was 11 years old.

There are currently 5,530 active coronavirus cases in Shelby County. Seventy percent of the total cases have recovered and 8,024 are currently in quarantine.

As new cases are identified, hospital capacity has become scarce in the Mid-South. According to SCHD’s Healthcare Resource Tracking System, ICU utilization is currently at 88 percent.

Healthcare Resource Tracking System in Shelby Co.
Healthcare Resource Tracking System in Shelby Co. (Source: SCHD)

Over the past few weeks, the county’s positivity rate has continued to skyrocket. Shelby County and the City of Memphis have both issued masks ordinances to help decrease communal transmission.

COVID-19 testing positivity rate in Shelby County
COVID-19 testing positivity rate in Shelby County (Source: SCHD)

The health department also continues to investigating clusters at several long-term care facilities in Shelby County that have caused more than 75 deaths among residents and employees.

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

A separate set of facilities have resolved their clusters. A cluster is considered resolved once a facility has gone 28 consecutive days without reporting a new coronavirus case.

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

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

Arkansas -- 39,447 total cases and 408 deaths

  • Crittenden -- 1,100 cases; 16 deaths; 967 recoveries
  • Cross -- 151 cases; 1 death; 110 recoveries
  • Lee -- 876 cases; 6 deaths; 848 recoveries
  • Mississippi -- 553 cases; 8 deaths; 415 recoveries
  • Phillips -- 250 cases; 6 deaths; 192 recoveries
  • Poinsett -- 125 cases; 3 deaths; 88 recoveries
  • St. Francis -- 1,079 cases; 3 deaths; 951 recoveries

Mississippi -- 54,299 total cases and 1,543 deaths (state not releasing recovery data at this time)

  • Alcorn -- 305 cases; 3 deaths
  • Benton -- 102 cases
  • Coahoma -- 567 cases; 7 deaths
  • DeSoto -- 2,882 cases; 24 deaths
  • Lafayette -- 758 cases; 4 deaths
  • Marshall -- 482 cases; 5 deaths
  • Panola -- 768 cases; 10 deaths
  • Quitman -- 183 cases; 1 death
  • Tate -- 576 cases; 19 deaths
  • Tippah -- 255 cases; 11 deaths
  • Tunica -- 196 cases; 4 deaths

Tennessee -- 99,044 total cases and 999 deaths

  • Crockett -- 162 cases; 3 deaths; 67 recoveries
  • Dyer -- 446 cases; 5 deaths; 202 recoveries
  • Fayette -- 541 cases; 8 deaths; 322 recoveries
  • Hardeman -- 704 cases; 11 deaths; 398 recoveries
  • Haywood -- 294 cases; 4 deaths; 111 recoveries
  • Lauderdale -- 345 cases; 6 deaths; 158 recoveries
  • McNairy -- 247 cases; 2 deaths; 100 recoveries
  • Tipton -- 966 cases; 8 deaths; 632 recoveries

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