146 additional virus-related deaths reported in Tennessee

More than 500 new COVID-19 cases, 10 new deaths in Shelby Co.

Shelby Co. COVID-19 Joint Task Force meeting, Jan 12

SHELBY CO., Tenn. (WMC) - There 3,478 new COVID-19 cases in Tennessee and an additional 146 virus-related deaths as of Tuesday.

The Tennessee Department of Health says there have been 660,874 total cases and just over 8,000 deaths in Tennessee since the beginning of the pandemic.

State data also suggests there over 73,500 active cases statewide.

The Shelby County Health Department has reported 508 new coronavirus cases and 10 new deaths across the county.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, more than 75,000 coronavirus cases and 1,046 deaths have been reported. There are currently 7,970 active coronavirus cases and 2,870 contacts have been identified within the last 14 days.

The case count in nearby counties:

  • Tipton County: 5,954
  • DeSoto County: 16,475
  • Crittenden County: 4,480

The health department resumed administering COVID-19 vaccines today 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.

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 17.2% - which is 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 Monday, Jan. 11, at 5:00 pm, hospital capacity was still limited with 91% of acute care beds and 92% of ICU beds currently utilized.

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

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.

Inmates/employees with COVID-19 cases in the Department of Corrections
Inmates/employees with COVID-19 cases in the Department of Corrections (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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