Tennessee coronavirus count surpasses 100,000 cases, 1,000 deaths

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SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. (WMC) - Tennessee’s coronavirus case count has surpassed 100,000 after more than 1.4 million tests have been administered across the state.

The Tennessee Department of Heath announced 100,822 confirmed cases as of Wednesday afternoon with 1,020 deaths and 4,482 hospitalizations.

So far, 62,129 people have recovered from the virus.

TDH reports the average age of Tennessee’s coronavirus cases is 39, but the highest percentage of cases -- 24 percent -- is among people 21 to 30. White residents make up 43 percent of the state’s cases while African Americans account for 19 percent.

Of Tennessee’s deaths, 32 percent are people 81 and older. TDH reports three deaths were children 10 or younger.

Health officials have confirmed 362 new coronavirus cases and five more deaths in Shelby County.

The Shelby County Health Department has identified 20,056 coronavirus cases and 268 total deaths countywide.

There are currently 5,402 active coronavirus cases in Shelby County. Seventy-one percent of the total cases have recovered and 7,973 are currently in quarantine.

As new cases are identified, hospital capacity has become scarce in the Mid-South. According to SCHD’s Healthcare Resource Tracking System, ICU utilization is currently at 89 percent.

Healthcare Resource Tracking System in Shelby Co.
Healthcare Resource Tracking System in Shelby Co. (Source: SCHD)

Over the past few weeks, the county’s positivity rate has continued to skyrocket. Shelby County and the City of Memphis have both issued masks ordinances to help decrease communal transmission.

Testing positivity rate in Shelby County
Testing positivity rate in Shelby County (Source: SCHD)

The health department also continues to investigating clusters at several long-term care facilities in Shelby County that have caused more than 75 deaths among residents and employees.

Long-term care facilities with coronavirus outbreaks/clusters in Shelby County
Long-term care facilities with coronavirus outbreaks/clusters in Shelby County (Source: SCHD)

A separate set of facilities have resolved their clusters. A cluster is considered resolved once a facility has gone 28 consecutive days without reporting a new coronavirus case.

Long-term care facilities with resolved COVID-16 outbreaks/clusters
Long-term care facilities with resolved COVID-16 outbreaks/clusters (Source: SCHD)

Here are case totals for other counties in the Mid-South:

Arkansas -- 40,181 total cases and 428 deaths

  • Crittenden -- 1,113 cases; 17 deaths; 981 recoveries
  • Cross -- 155 cases; 1 death; 118 recoveries
  • Lee -- 876 cases; 6 deaths; 876 recoveries
  • Mississippi -- 603 cases; 8 deaths; 437 recoveries
  • Phillips -- 256 cases; 6 deaths; 209 recoveries
  • Poinsett -- 130 cases; 3 deaths; 93 recoveries
  • St. Francis -- 1,083 cases; 3 deaths; 953 recoveries

Mississippi -- 55,804 total cases and 1,563 deaths (state not releasing recovery data at this time)

  • Alcorn -- 312 cases; 3 deaths
  • Benton -- 107 cases
  • Coahoma -- 593 cases; 7 deaths
  • DeSoto -- 2,970 cases; 25 deaths
  • Lafayette -- 787 cases; 5 deaths
  • Marshall -- 500 cases; 5 deaths
  • Panola -- 826 cases; 10 deaths
  • Quitman -- 195 cases; 1 death
  • Tate -- 587 cases; 19 deaths
  • Tippah -- 264 cases; 11 deaths
  • Tunica -- 209 cases; 4 deaths

Tennessee -- 100,822 total cases and 1,020 deaths

  • Crockett -- 179 cases; 3 deaths; 74 recoveries
  • Dyer -- 459 cases; 5 deaths; 212 recoveries
  • Fayette -- 574 cases; 8 deaths; 354 recoveries
  • Hardeman -- 732 cases; 11 deaths; 431 recoveries
  • Haywood -- 319 cases; 5 deaths; 130 recoveries
  • Lauderdale -- 371 cases; 6 deaths; 187 recoveries
  • McNairy -- 268 cases; 4 deaths; 117 recoveries
  • Tipton -- 1,026 cases; 9 deaths; 657 recoveries

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