More than 2,000 new cases, 31 additional hospitalizations in Tennessee

History of COVID-19: The new coronavirus

SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. (WMC) - The Tennessee Department of Health reports over 2,000 new COVID-19 cases in the Volunteer State with a total of more than 1,000 current hospitalizations as of Thursday.

There are now 222,827 cases in Tennessee with 212,116 being confirmed and 10,711 probable.

The state’s death toll has risen to 2,864 after an additional 36 coronavirus-related deaths.

A total of 1,149 Tennesseans are in the hospital and more than 200,000 have recovered state-wide.

More than 3 million coronavirus tests have been administered in Tennessee.

The Shelby County Health Department reported 85 new coronavirus cases across the county Thursday. There were also five additional virus-related deaths reported within the last 24 hours.

The total number of cases is now at 33,710 with 544 deaths reported since the beginning of the pandemic.

Health officials say there are over 1,700 active cases in Shelby County and more than 6,800 people are in quarantine.

Shelby County COVID-19 numbers - Oct. 15
Shelby County COVID-19 numbers - Oct. 15 (Source: WMC)

Along with daily case numbers, the health department is also keeping a watchful eye on hospital capacity using a health care resource tracking system. The system shows acute care utilization is at 89% and ICU utilization is at 93% as of Tuesday, October 14.

Shelby County COVID-19 numbers - Oct. 15
Shelby County COVID-19 numbers - Oct. 15 (Source: WMC)

There are a number of long-term care facilities that have been heavily impacted by the pandemic. Several facilities have even reported multiple COVID-19 clusters since the first case was reported. Rainbow Health and Rehab has had the highest number of cluster investigations among all 50 of the facilities.

The charts below show the number of residents and staff that have been affected by the clusters.

Shelby County COVID-19 numbers - Oct. 14
Shelby County COVID-19 numbers - Oct. 14 (Source: WMC)

A separate set of facilities have completed their clusters by going 28 consecutive days without identifying a new case of the virus.

Shelby County COVID-19 numbers - Oct. 14
Shelby County COVID-19 numbers - Oct. 14 (Source: WMC)

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