TDH reports nearly 2,300 new COVID-19 cases, 32 additional deaths

More than 400 new cases in Shelby Co.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - The Tennessee Department of Health reported 2,297 new COVID-19 cases and 32 deaths across the Volunteer State Monday.

That brings the state’s total case count to more than 249,800. And of the 2,163 deaths that have been reported in Tennessee, nearly 3,000 are confirmed and 164 are considered probable.

TDH says there are currently 27,473 active cases statewide and another 219,230 cases deemed inactive/recovered.

Data from the health department shows Shelby County has the highest number of COVID-19 cases reported in Tennessee.

The Shelby County Health Department has identified 404 new coronavirus cases countywide. No new deaths have been reported.

Across Shelby County, 36,492 COVID-19 cases and 563 deaths have been reported since the beginning of the pandemic.

There are currently 2,751 active COVID-19 cases countywide.

Active/Inactive COVID-19 cases in Shelby County
Active/Inactive COVID-19 cases in Shelby County (Source: SCHD)

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 90% and ICU utilization is at 89% as of Thursday, October 23.

Healthcare Resource Tracking System, 10-26-2020
Healthcare Resource Tracking System, 10-26-2020 (Source: Shelby County Health Department)

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.

Long-term care facilities with COVID-19 clusters
Long-term care facilities with COVID-19 clusters (Source: Shelby County Health Dept.)

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

Long-term care facilities with completed COVID-19 clusters
Long-term care facilities with completed COVID-19 clusters (Source: Shelby County Health Dept.)

Copyright 2020 WMC. All rights reserved.