TDH: COVID-19 death toll hits 9,900 in Tennessee, over 1,500 hospitalized

206 new cases of COVID-19 in Shelby Co., 9 more deaths

SHELBY CO., Tenn. (WMC) - Tennessee’s COVID-19 case total increased by another 2,173 cases Tuesday with an additional 147 virus-related deaths.

The Tennessee Department of Health says there have been 731,360 total cases and 9,900 Tennesseans have died since the beginning of the pandemic.

There are 32,497 active coronavirus cases statewide and another 688,963 cases are considered inactive/recovered.

TDH says there are also over 1,500 people in Tennessee currently hospitalized due to the effects of the virus.

The Shelby County Health Department reported 206 new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday and nine more deaths. The county has had more than 83,200 total cases and 1,289 deaths since the start of the pandemic. About 78,000 of those cases are now considered inactive.

Shelby County administered nearly 955,000 tests.

As of Monday, cases in surrounding counties are as follows:

  • Tipton Co. - 6,558
  • Desoto Co. - 18,450
  • Crittenden Co. - 5,041
  • Fayette Co. - 4,267

According to the health department, 89% of acute care beds and 92% of ICU beds in the Mid-South are currently utilized.

SCHD is tracking ongoing clusters in the following long-term care facilities:

Long-term care facilities with COVID-19 clusters
Long-term care facilities with COVID-19 clusters (Source: SCHD)

Within the Shelby County Division of Corrections, 151 inmates and 154 employees have tested positive for the virus. One person has died.

At the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office Corrections, 287 detainees and 343 employees have tested positive. One employee died.

Shelby County COVID-19 vaccine information
Shelby County COVID-19 vaccine information (Source: SCHD)

Vaccinations continue for people in the 1a1 and 1a2 groups as well as people 75 and older.

First doses are being distributed at the Pipkin Building, 940 Early Maxwell Blvd. Click here to set an appointment. Do not arrive more than an hour before your appointment time.

First dose appointments are also available at the Whitehaven vaccine site. Click here to make an appointment.

Second doses of the Moderna vaccine are being administered at Appling Emissions Station, 2355 Appling City Cove. Click here to set an appointment.

Next week, Germantown Baptist Church, 9450 Poplar Ave., will also serve as a second dose location. Click here to set an appointment.

Please call 901-222-SHOT (7468) for more information.

Supplies remain limited.

So far, Shelby County has administered 61,780 vaccines as of Monday. That includes 46,660 first doses and 15,120 second doses.

Click here to add your name to “VaxQueue,” a Shelby County waitlist for the vaccine.

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