TDH: Over 80K active COVID-19 cases in Tennesse, nearly 3,100 currently hospitalized

Nearly 700 new COVID-19 cases in Shelby Co., 12 new deaths

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SHELBY CO., Tenn. (WMC) - Data from the Tennessee Department of Health shows there are more than 80,000 active COVID-19 cases across the state.

The department reported an additional 3,527 cases and 80 deaths in Tennessee on Monday afternoon. This brings the state’s total case count to 657,396 and the death toll to 7,865.

There are also nearly 3,100 Tennesseans currently hospitalized due to complications with the virus.

The Shelby County Health Department has identified 691 new coronavirus cases and 12 new deaths. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 74,508 COVID-19 cases and 1,036 deaths have been identified countywide.

There are currently 7,798 active coronavirus cases and 2,820 contacts identified within the last 14 days in Shelby County.

The case count in nearby counties:

  • Tipton County: 5,923
  • DeSoto County: 16,358
  • Crittenden County: 4,331

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 17.2% - which is the highest recorded since the beginning of the pandemic. 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 Thursday, Jan. 7, 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 clusters at long-term care facilities. A COVID-19 cluster is considered completed once a facility has gone 28 days without a new case.

Shelby County COVID-19 - Jan. 10
Shelby County COVID-19 - Jan. 10 (Source: WMC)
Long-term care facilities with completed COVID-19 clusters
Long-term care facilities with completed COVID-19 clusters (Source: SCHD)

Here’s a look at coronavirus cases across the Shelby County Division of Corrections.

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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