State health officials report over 1,400 new coronavirus cases, 32 additional hospitalizations in Tennessee

SCHD confirms 200 new cases, 4 deaths

State health officials report over 1,400 new coronavirus cases, 32 additional hospitalizations in Tennessee
Tennessee COVID-19 numbers - August 2 (Source: WMC)

SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. (WMC) - Tennessee health officials say the state’s coronavirus cases have increased by 1,443 with six new deaths reported Sunday.

The Volunteer State’s COVID-19 cases are now totaling 109,627 -- 108,350 of that total are confirmed cases and 1,277 are considered probable.

With the additional deaths reported Sunday, there has been a total of 1,073 virus-related deaths.

Hospitalizations also so an increase with 32 Tennesseans hospitalized in connection to the virus and more than 68,400 people have recovered.

The Shelby County Health Department confirmed 194 new COVID-19 cases overnight bringing the county’s case total to 21,665.

An additional four deaths were also reported -- there have been 284 fatal virus cases in Shelby County.

Nearly 75% of all cases across the county have recovered from the virus with more than 5,200 active cases.

SCHD says as cases increase, hospitals in the Mid-South are taking a hit. According to the health department’s Healthcare Resource Tracking System, ICU utilization is at 88% not too far from the red zone.

Shelby County COVID-19 numbers - August 2
Shelby County COVID-19 numbers - August 2 (Source: WMC)

The county’s testing positivity rate took a fall after 11 weeks of steady increase. The rate fell from 16.4% to 15.8% from July 19 to August 2. Officials are looking for 14 days of a significant increase before the county can move forward with any additional reopenings.

Shelby County COVID-19 numbers - August 2
Shelby County COVID-19 numbers - August 2 (Source: WMC)

SCHD is also investigating a cluster of coronavirus outbreaks at several long-term care facilities. The clusters have affected over two dozen facilities. There have been 78 virus-related deaths among employees and residents.

Shelby County COVID-19 numbers - August 2
Shelby County COVID-19 numbers - August 2 (Source: WMC)

A separate set of facilities have reportedly recovered from their cluster. The health department says a cluster is considered resolved when a facility goes 28 consecutive days without reporting a new COVID-19 case.

Shelby County COVID-19 numbers - August 2
Shelby County COVID-19 numbers - August 2 (Source: WMC)

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

Arkansas -- 43,173 total cases and 458 deaths

  • Crittenden -- 1,191 cases; 19 deaths; 1,048 recoveries
  • Cross -- 162 cases; 1 death; 138 recoveries
  • Lee -- 885 cases; 6 deaths; 861 recoveries
  • Mississippi -- 752 cases; 10 deaths; 510 recoveries
  • Phillips -- 273 cases; 6 deaths; 226 recoveries
  • Poinsett -- 156 cases; 3 deaths; 110 recoveries
  • St. Francis -- 1,117 cases; 3 deaths; 977 recoveries

Mississippi -- 60,553 total cases and 1,703 deaths (state not releasing recovery data at this time)

  • Alcorn -- 354 cases; 4 deaths
  • Benton -- 124 cases
  • Coahoma -- 659 cases; 10 deaths
  • DeSoto -- 3,280 cases; 27 deaths
  • Lafayette -- 869 cases; 9 deaths
  • Marshall -- 566 cases; 8 deaths
  • Panola -- 907 cases; 11 deaths
  • Quitman -- 221 cases; 1 death
  • Tate -- 645 cases; 22 deaths
  • Tippah -- 304 cases; 12 deaths
  • Tunica -- 256 cases; 6 deaths

Tennessee -- 109,627 total cases and 1,073 deaths

  • Crockett -- 223 cases; 3 deaths; 104 recoveries
  • Dyer -- 542 cases; 7 deaths; 236 recoveries
  • Fayette -- 617 cases; 8 deaths; 376 recoveries
  • Hardeman -- 794 cases; 11 deaths; 463 recoveries
  • Haywood -- 369 cases; 5 deaths; 160 recoveries
  • Lauderdale -- 421 cases; 6 deaths; 208 recoveries
  • McNairy -- 310 cases; 5 deaths; 136 recoveries
  • Tipton -- 1,104 cases; 9 deaths; 686 recoveries

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