TDH identifies more than 3,000 new coronavirus cases, 65 more deaths

SHELBY CO., Tenn. (WMC) - The Tennessee Department of Health reports 65 additional COVID-19 related deaths and more than 3,000 new cases in the Volunteer State as of Friday.

There were 3,606 new coronavirus cases identified in Tennessee bringing the total to 241,513.

TDH also reported a total of 3,076 deaths across the state.

Currently, 1,248 Tennesseans are in the hospital due to COVID-19, and 214,634 people have recovered.

Approximately 3,465,912 have been tested for the virus in Tennessee.

The Shelby County Health Department has identified 208 new coronavirus cases and four more deaths. More than 35,000 coronavirus cases and 560 deaths have been reported.

There are currently 2,274 active coronavirus cases in Shelby County.

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 87% and ICU utilization is at 90% as of Thursday, October 22.

Healthcare Resource Tracking System 10-22-2020
Healthcare Resource Tracking System 10-22-2020 (Source: SCHD)

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. Graceland Rehabilitation and Nursing has had the highest number of cluster investigations among all of the facilities.

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

Long-term care facilities with COVID-19 clusters
Long-term care facilities with COVID-19 clusters (Source: SCHD)

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

Ongoing coronavirus clusters at long-term care facilities
Ongoing coronavirus clusters at long-term care facilities (Source: SCHD)

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