THD: Over 13.5K active COVID-19 cases in Tennessee

Shelby County Health Department reports 101 new coronavirus cases

THD: Over 13.5K active COVID-19 cases in Tennessee
Shelby County COVID-19 update as of March 24, 2021 (Source: SCHD)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - There are 1,388 new COVID-19 cases in Tennessee and another 45 virus-related deaths reported as of Wednesday afternoon.

The Tennessee Department of Health says more than 804,000 cases have been reported across the state since the first case was identified just over a year ago. The death toll has now reached 11,792.

There are currently 13,548 active coronavirus cases in Tennessee, according to TDH data.

Shelby County reported 101 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, bringing the state’s total since the start of the pandemic to 90,497.

The death toll stands at 1,548 with two new deaths.

According to the Shelby County Health Department, there are just more than 1,000 active cases in the county -- 1,060 total. Another 87,889 cases are now inactive or recovered.

The county’s most recent weekly test positivity rate -- from March 7 to March 13 -- is 3.5 percent, up just slightly from 3.3 percent the week before.

Cases have been on a downward trend for the most part since the first of the year when the weekly test positivity rate peaked at 17.9 percent. Just twice since then has the county seen an increase week to week.

SCHD reports 230,435 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered in Shelby County with more than 162,017 people receiving at least one dose.

People 45 or older and in phase 3 are currently eligible. People in the previous phases -- phase 1a1, 1a2, 1b, 1c, 2a and 2b are also still eligible. (Click here to see who’s included in those groups.)

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