Tennessee reports another 111 deaths, 9,000 new cases of COVID-19

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - The Tennessee Department of Health reported an increase of more than 100 deaths related to COVID-10 Thursday, bringing the state’s death toll to 7,492.

TDH also reported 9,000 new cases and 19 more hospitalizations. So far, 634,237 Tennesseans have contracted the virus and 3,351 have required hospitalization. More than 555,000 cases are now considered inactive.

As of Thursday, there are 71,111 active cases of COVID-19 in Tennessee, according to TDH data.

Thursdays data includes the results of 39,767 tests, which resulted in a 19.87% positivity rate.

The Shelby County Health Department has identified 613 new coronavirus cases and 31 more deaths. The health department added a disclaimer saying the death occurred between Dec. 11 and Jan. 5.

There are currently 6,759 active coronavirus cases and 2,352 contacts have been identified within the last 14 days.

In Shelby County, the safer-at-home order issued in Health Directive No. 16 remains in effect until 11:59 p.m. Jan. 22. Click here for details on the directive.

Starting Dec. 29, officials can issue a $50 civil fine to owners of businesses in violation of the health directive and/or the county face mask directive. Commissioner Van Turner told WMC Action News 5 this was voted on and approved during a special meeting among Shelby County leaders last week.

The weekly test positivity rate is 14.3%. SCHD said the testing positivity rate is the percentage of all tests conducted that are found to be positive.

COVID-19 Positivity Rate in Shelby County
COVID-19 Positivity Rate in Shelby County (Source: SCHD)

As of Wednesday, January 6, hospital capacity was still limited with 94% of acute care beds and 95% of ICU beds currently utilized.

Healthcare Resource Tracking System
Healthcare Resource Tracking System (Source: SCHD)

Below is a list of ongoing and completed clusters at long-term care facilities. A COVID-19 cluster is considered completed once a facility has gone 28 days without a new case.

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

Here’s a breakdown for COVID-19 cases across the Department of Corrections in Shelby County.

Inmates/employees with COVID-19 cases in the Department of Corrections
Inmates/employees with COVID-19 cases in the Department of Corrections (Source: SCHD)
Detainees/corrections employees with coronavirus cases in Shelby Co.
Detainees/corrections employees with coronavirus cases in Shelby Co. (Source: SCHD)

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