MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Tennessee reported 101 more COVID-19 deaths Thursday and 1,777 new cases.
There are just more than 36,000 active cases across the state, according to data from the Tennessee Department of Health.
So far, 717,583 Tennesseans have contracted the virus, 9,417 have died and 672,110 cases are now inactive.
TDH reports 1,857 are currently hospitalized with complications from the virus.
As of Thursday, 578,954 Tennesseans have received the vaccine, according to TDH. About 6.34 percent of the state’s population have received at least one dose.
The Shelby County Health Department reported 446 new coronavirus cases and 13 more COVID-19 deaths across the county on Thursday.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, more than 81,600 coronavirus cases and 1,241 deaths have been reported across Shelby County. There are currently 4,419 active coronavirus cases, and 2,219 contacts have been identified within the last 14 days countywide.
During Thursday’s COVID-19 Joint Task Force meeting, the Shelby County Health Department announced a new vaccine site will be coming to Whitehaven. The health department is partnering with Southwest Tennessee Community College to open the Whitehaven vaccine site.
The Whitehaven site will be open from February 5 until the 27, Tuesday to Saturday, beginning at 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The site will be at 1234 Finely Rd.
The health department resumed administering COVID-19 vaccines at the Pipkin Building. If you don’t already have an appointment you’ll have to wait because all appointments for January are filled.
For more information on first dose vaccination appointments, click HERE.
Health leaders announced the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine will be administered starting this week. The health department said people can start making appointments now online and by phone.
These doses are specifically for seniors and first responders who got their first shots at Lindenwood Christian Church or Sycamore View Road between December 28 and January 3.
The locations and dates are listed below:
- January 27 – January 29, 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; January 30, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Appling Emissions Station 2355 Appling City Cove Memphis, TN 38133 Click to schedule an appointment at Appling Emissions Station.
- February 2 – February 6, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Pipkin Building 940 Early Maxwell Blvd. Memphis, TN 38104 Click to schedule an appointment at the Pipkin Building.
- February 2 – February 6, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (9:00 a.m. to 4:00 pm. Wednesday, February 3) Germantown Baptist Church 9450 Poplar Avenue Germantown, TN 38139 Click to schedule an appointment at Germantown Baptist Church.
A new health directive has taken effect in Shelby County. Health leaders said this directive would focus on “personal responsibility.”
With Health Directive 17, restaurants can have 50 percent capacity, however, no groups over six, and parties must be spaced six feet apart. Live entertainment will be allowed, but performers must be 18 feet apart from the crowd. Dancing will not be permitted inside, but dancing is permitted outside. Masks are still recommended when not eating or drinking. Service hours still limited to 10:00 pm.
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 12.1%. SCHD said the testing positivity rate is the percentage of all tests conducted that are found to be positive.
As of Tuesday, Jan. 26, at 5:00 pm, hospital capacity was still limited with 89% of acute care beds and 91% of ICU beds currently utilized.
The Shelby County Health Department has identified four zip codes with the highest COVID-19 case rates per 100,000 population.
About 60% of the coronavirus cases in Shelby County are below the age of 44. At this time, 33,623 African-Americans have COVID-19 had in Shelby County.
Around 81% of coronavirus deaths in Shelby County had a cardiac condition, and 89.5% 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.
Here’s a look at coronavirus cases across the Shelby County Division of Corrections.