Tennessee’s active COVID-19 case total now at 17K after more than 165K cases since March

Shelby County nearing 400 deaths

History of COVID-19: The new coronavirus

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Tennessee surpassed 165,000 COVID-19 cases Monday, but the state only has about 17,000 active cases, according to data from the Tennessee Department of Health.

TDH reported 983 additional cases Monday and four more deaths, bringing the state’s pandemic total to 165,109 cases and 1,869 deaths.

More than 146,000 of the state’s cases are now considered inactive or recovered.

TDH data shows the average age of a person with COVID-19 in the state is 39. Four percent of cases have required hospitalization and 89 percent are considered inactive or recovered.

The Shelby County Health Department reported 125 new coronavirus cases Monday and one additional death. The county has seen a total of 28,332 cases and 397 deaths since the start of the pandemic. More than 25,400 people have recovered across the county.

To stay up-to-date about COVID-19 in Shelby County, visit https://insight.livestories.com/.

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