Public health officials said Thursday that Shelby County is averaging about 300 new cases of COVID-19 daily. The increased transmission means longer waits at testing sites and longer waits for the results.
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Mid-South’s only Level 1 Trauma center found itself so stretched to the limit that it was forced to turn away patients suffering from some of the most critical types of injuries.
Under a new Shelby County Health Department directive restaurants in Shelby County will have to close at 10 pm beginning Thursday. Bars will have to close altogether. It is all in an effort to stop the recent alarming spread of the coronavirus.
A group of parents is wanting more from Shelby County Schools’ reentry plan. With a lot of interest in virtual learning this year, the group Memphis Lift is asking for an individualized learning plan for every student.
Gov. Tate Reeves continues to stand behind his claim over the weekend that recent increases in coronavirus cases here are tied to protests that happened here, and he says the same is true nationally as well.
An order requiring all Mid-Southerners to quarantine if they travel to the Windy City went into effect Monday. The city of Chicago is the latest to announce an emergency travel order for anyone returning from states experiencing a surge in new COVID-19 cases.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Dr. Nate Smith, secretary of the Arkansas Department of Health, provided an update on the state’s response to the coronavirus, including the latest cases of COVID-19 and deaths.
Shelby County’s COVID-19 cases surged past 11,000 heading into the holiday weekend, setting new records for daily case increases and weekly positivity rates. The spike has health officials now signing off on a countywide mask mandate.