TDH: More than 2,600 Tennesseans currently hospitalized due to COVID-19

13 new COVID-19 deaths, 454 new cases in Shelby Co.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - The Tennessee COVID-19 case count increased by 2,430 cases Monday afternoon with the addition of 39 virus-related deaths.

Data from the Tennessee Department of Health shows there are more than 64,000 active cases across the state.

With the additional numbers TDH reported Monday, there has been a total of 687,751 cases and 8,430 coronavirus deaths in Tennessee since the beginning of the pandemic.

There are 2,660 Tennesseans who are currently hospitalized due to complications with the virus.

The Shelby County Health Department reported 454 new coronavirus cases and 13 COVID-19 deaths across the county on Monday.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, more than 78,000 coronavirus cases and 1,140 deaths have been reported across Shelby County. There are currently 6,636 active coronavirus cases, and 2,747 contacts have been identified within the last 14 days countywide.

The health department resumed administering COVID-19 vaccines Tuesday at the Pipkin Building. If you don’t already have an appointment you’ll have to wait because all appointments for January are filled.

Shelby County remains in phase 1a1 of the vaccination plan.

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.

Safer-at-home Health Directive in Shelby Co.
Safer-at-home Health Directive in Shelby Co. (Source: SCHD)

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%. Last week the rate was 17.3% - which was 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. 15, at 5:00 pm, hospital capacity was still limited with 92% of acute care beds and 94% of ICU beds currently utilized.

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

The Shelby County Health Department has identified four zip codes with the highest COVID-19 case rates per 100,000 population.

Shelby County total COVID-19 Case Rate per 100,000 population
Shelby County total COVID-19 Case Rate per 100,000 population (Source: SCHD)

About 60% of the coronavirus cases in Shelby County are below the age of 44. At this time, 31,400 African-Americans have COVID-19 in Shelby County.

Around 80% of coronavirus deaths in Shelby County had a cardiac condition, and 89.2% of COVID-19 deaths were people above the age of 55.

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.

Shelby Co. inmates/corrections employees with coronavirus cases
Shelby Co. inmates/corrections employees with coronavirus cases (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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