Health officials report more than 2,200 new cases of COVID-19 in Tennessee

Health officials report more than 2,200 new cases of COVID-19 in Tennessee
COVID-19 in Tennessee as of August 1 (Source: TDH)

SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. (WMC) - Health officials with the Tennessee Department of Health say 2,225 new coronavirus cases have been reported in Tennessee with an addition of seven deaths.

There have been a total of 108,184 cases reported -- 106,946 are confirmed and 1,238 cases are considered probable. TDH says there are 1,067 total deaths in connection to the virus across the state.

More than 67,000 people have recovered from the virus.

Health officials are reporting 664 new coronavirus cases and 5 new deaths in Shelby County.

The Shelby County Health Department announced 21,461 confirmed cases and 280 deaths as of Saturday morning.

So far, 15,798 people in Shelby County have recovered.

The county’s current positivity rate is 15.7 percent. The number is down .7 percent from last week. However, the rate is still above the target positivity rate of 10 percent.

SCHD Testing Positivity Rate
SCHD Testing Positivity Rate (Source: SCHD)

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

Arkansas -- 42,511 total cases and 453 deaths

  • Crittenden -- 1,172 cases; 17 deaths; 1,039 recoveries
  • Cross -- 157 cases; 1 death; 135 recoveries
  • Lee -- 882 cases; 6 deaths; 861 recoveries
  • Mississippi -- 677 cases; 9 deaths; 488 recoveries
  • Phillips -- 270 cases; 6 deaths; 224 recoveries
  • Poinsett -- 151 cases; 3 deaths; 107 recoveries
  • St. Francis -- 1,112 cases; 3 deaths; 971 recoveries

Mississippi -- 59,881 total cases and 1,693 deaths (state not releasing recovery data at this time)

  • Alcorn -- 349 cases; 4 deaths
  • Benton -- 124 cases
  • Coahoma -- 648 cases; 10 deaths
  • DeSoto -- 3,215 cases; 27 deaths
  • Lafayette -- 861 cases; 9 deaths
  • Marshall -- 556 cases; 8 deaths
  • Panola -- 896 cases; 11 deaths
  • Quitman -- 220 cases; 1 death
  • Tate -- 638 cases; 22 deaths
  • Tippah -- 294 cases; 12 deaths
  • Tunica -- 252 cases; 6 deaths

Tennessee -- 108,184 total cases and 1,067 deaths

  • Crockett -- 220 cases; 3 deaths; 100 recoveries
  • Dyer -- 515 cases; 6 deaths; 229 recoveries
  • Fayette -- 616 cases; 8 deaths; 374 recoveries
  • Hardeman -- 787 cases; 11 deaths; 462 recoveries
  • Haywood -- 366 cases; 5 deaths; 155 recoveries
  • Lauderdale -- 420 cases; 6 deaths; 208 recoveries
  • McNairy -- 309 cases; 5 deaths; 134 recoveries
  • Tipton -- 1,094 cases; 9 deaths; 681 recoveries

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