TDH: More than 2,500 new COVID-19 cases, 24 deaths reported in Tennessee

Over 7,500 in quarantine in Shelby Co.

History of COVID-19: The new coronavirus

SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. (WMC) - The Tennessee Department of Health reported 2,574 new coronavirus cases Saturday bringing the state’s total case count to more than 244,000.

There were also 24 additional virus-related deaths within the last 24 hours.

TDH says of the 3,100 deaths in Tennessee, 2,944 of them are confirmed and 156 or considered probable.

There are over 216,700 inactive/recovered cases in the Volunteer State.

The Shelby County Health Department has identified 414 new coronavirus cases and three more deaths. More than 35,000 coronavirus cases and 563 deaths have been reported.

There are currently 2,510 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.

Shelby County COVID-19 numbers - October 24
Shelby County COVID-19 numbers - October 24 (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.

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

Shelby County COVID-19 numbers - October 24
Shelby County COVID-19 numbers - October 24 (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 - October 24
Shelby County COVID-19 numbers - October 24 (Source: WMC)

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