More than 3,000 new COVID-19 cases, 973 hospitalizations reported in Tennessee

History of COVID-19: The new coronavirus

SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. (WMC) - The Tennessee Department of Health reported 3,500 new coronavirus cases and 31 new virus-related deaths since Saturday.

A total of 3,131 deaths have been identified in Tennessee since the pandemic began.

TDH reported 1,323 new recoveries bringing the state’s total to 218,067.

There are currently 973 people in the hospital due to COVID-19, and more than 3 million tests have been administered across the state.

The Shelby County Health Department has identified 187 new coronavirus cases within the last 24 hours. More than 36,000 coronavirus cases and 563 deaths have been reported across the county since the start of the pandemic.

There were no additional deaths reported in Sunday’s update.

There are currently 2,507 active coronavirus cases in Shelby County with over 7,500 residents in quarantine.

Shelby County COVID-19 numbers - October 25
Shelby County COVID-19 numbers - October 25 (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 87% and ICU utilization is at 90% as of Thursday, October 22.

Shelby County COVID-19 numbers - October 25
Shelby County COVID-19 numbers - October 25 (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 25
Shelby County COVID-19 numbers - October 25 (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 25
Shelby County COVID-19 numbers - October 25 (Source: WMC)

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