Mid-South COVID-19 Info

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April 16, 2020
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During phase two, restaurants and retail stores will still operate at 50% capacity. Civic buildings, churches and gyms move up to 50% capacity.

Sports facilities, like basketball courts open back up, with limits on how many people may use them.

The complete story is HERE. from Action News 5.  

Update from Shelby County Health Department May 30, 2020:There are 4,908 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Shelby County, and that number includes 109 deaths. 

There are a total of 22,085 confirmed cases in Tennessee.

Update from Shelby County Health Department May 29 , 2020:  90 new cases reported in Shelby County on Thursday according to the Shelby County Health Department.  There are 4,793 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Shelby County, and that number includes 108 deaths. 

There are a total of 21,679 confirmed cases in Tennessee. 

Update from Shelby County Health Department May 28, 2020 122 new cases reported in Shelby County on Thursday according to the Shelby County Health Department. There are 4,703 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Shelby County, and that number includes 105 deaths. 

There are a total of 21,306 confirmed cases in Tennessee. 

Update May 27, 2020 from Daily Memphian Live: Shelby County Health Department confirmed 50 new cases Wednesday, May 27, as testing numbers decreased to 821. 

Eight new deaths from the virus were reported Wednesday - the highest in a single day.

The positivity rate of the 821 new tests was 6.1%. The testing numbers represent a huge drop off from the 2,107 tests were confirmed Tuesday, the second highest in a single day to this point. 

Shelby County reported 4,581 coronavirus cases, 102 deaths and 3,125 recoveries, according to health department data. 

Update from Shelby County Health Department May 26, 2020:There are 4,513 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Shelby County, and that number includes 94 deaths. 

There are a total of 20,607 confirmed cases in Tennessee. 

Update from Shelby County Health Department May 25, 2020There are 95 more confirmed coronavirus cases in Shelby County and no new deaths resulting from the disease, according to the Shelby County Health Department. 

As of Monday, May 25, that brings the total to 4,404 confirmed cases and 93 deaths in Shelby County. 

Those 95 new cases come from 1,761 administered tests, a 5.39% positivity rate. 

In Shelby County, 2,974 people are considered officially recovered from coronavirus. 

Update from Shelby County Health Department May 21, 2020: There are 4,034 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Shelby County, and that number includes 91 deaths. 

There are a total of 18,532 confirmed cases in Tennessee. 

Update May 20, 2020 from Daily Memphian Live: Shelby County Health Department reported  128 new cases of the novel coronavirus Wednesday as 1,701 tests were performed..

The number is nearly 700 shy of the count’s goal to test 2,400 per day, and about 900 fewer than administered the day prior. The county has completed 56,543 tests county-wide.

The total reported in the county since March 9 is 4,005

Update May 19, 2020 from Daily Memphian Live:The Shelby County Health Department reported 116 new cases of coronavirus Tuesday for a total of 3,877 cases during the pandemic. The increase is the largest since April 18.

Shelby County said 2,615 people were tested Monday, an increase of 1,927 from the day prior. The number of tests surpasses Shelby County’s goal of 2,400 tests per day. The daily positivity rate Monday was 4.4%.

To date, 54,842 tests have been administered in Shelby County, according to Shelby County Health Department. The overall positivity rate in Shelby County continues to decline and is slightly less than 7.1%. 

Shelby County Health Department reported 2,537 people have recovered. Three new deaths were reported for a total of 88.

Update May 18, 2020 (2pm) from Daily Memphian Live: Tennessee has 623 more confirmed coronavirus cases and three more deaths resulting from the disease, according to the Department of Health.

Since yesterday’s update, 12,148 tests have been administered.

The state’s total is now 18,011 cases and 301 deaths. Nearly 1,500 people -- 1,489 -- have ever been hospitalized for the disease and 9,886 are considered officially recovered.

The agency reports 3,846 confirmed cases and 87 deaths in Shelby County, up from the 3,761 cases and 85 deaths the Shelby County Health Department reported earlier today.

Nashville’s Metro Public Health Department reports 4,160 confirmed cases and 43 deaths in Davidson County.

Update May 18, 2020  (10am) from Shelby County Health Department :There are 3,761 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Shelby County, and that number includes 85 deaths. 

There are a total of 17,388 confirmed cases in Tennessee. 

Update May 17, 2020 (10am)  from Daily Memphian Live: The Shelby County Health Department confirmed 78 new COVID-19 cases Sunday morning. No additional deaths were reported.

The total number of cases in the county is now 3,719, up from Saturday’s report of 3,641 cases.

In Shelby County, 84 individuals have died from complications of the virus.

The total number of tests administered in Shelby County is now 51,539.

As of Sunday morning, 2,423 people in Shelby County are considered as having recovered from COVID-19.

Statewide, there are 17,288 confirmed COVID-19 cases, and the total number of confirmed deaths in the state is 295. 

Update May 15, 2020 from Daily Memphian Live: Shelby County confirmed 46 new cases of coronavirus Friday with testing numbers rising back to 1,686, according to the county health department.

The positivity rate of those tests reported Friday was 2.7%, nearly five percentage below the overall rate.

The total number of coronavirus cases in Shelby County is now 3,569. 

A total of 2,161 people are classified as recovered from the coronavirus in Shelby County.

Shelby County reported one new death from the virus Friday. The count is now at 82. 

A total of 48,130 coronavirus tests were reported with a 7.4% positivity rate.

Statewide, there are 16,699 cases with 287 deaths and 8,881 recoveries, as of Monday, according to Tennessee Department of Health.

In Tennessee, the total number of tests taken is 302,317 with a 5.5% positive rate.

Update May 14, 2020 from Daily Memphian Live: Shelby County’s COVID-19 cases increased by 61 Thursday as new tests reported were at 1,326.

The positivity of rate for the additional tests reported was 4.6%. The total number of coronavirus cases in Shelby County is now 3,523.

Since coronavirus testing began, a total of 46,444 tests were performed in Shelby County with a 7.6% positivity rate.

The health department reported two new deaths due to the virus with the total now at 78. A total of 2,115 people has recovered from the disease in Shelby County, according to the agency.  

Statewide, Tennessee reports 16,370 cases with 273 deaths and 8,624 recoveries as of Wednesday, according to the state’s department of health.

There have been 292,217 total tests statewide, with a positivity rate of 5.6%.

Update May 13, 2020 from Daily Memphian Live: 

Tennessee has 259 more confirmed coronavirus cases and new additional deaths resulting from the disease, according to Department of Health data.

That brings the total to 16,370 cases and 273 deaths.

With 8,993 more tests since yesterday’s update, the number of tests that have been administered is now 292,917.

More than 8,600 -- 8,624 -- are considered officially recovered from the disease; 1,388 have ever been hospitalized.

The agency reported 3,475 cases in Shelby County, up from the 3,462 the Shelby County Health Department reported earlier in the day.

Nashville’s Metro Public Health Department reported 3,879 confirmed cases and 38 deaths in Davidson County.

Update May 12, 2020 from Daily Memphian Live: Shelby County confirmed 106 new cases Tuesday as testing numbers were at 1,667, according to the Shelby County Health Department. 

The positivity rate of those tests reported Tuesday was 6.4%.

The number of total reported cases in Shelby County is now 3,421. In Shelby County, a total of 43,906 tests were reported, with a 7.8% positivity rate.

A total of 1,959 people are classified as recovered from the coronavirus in Shelby County.

Shelby County reported four deaths from the virus Tuesday. The total is now 72. 

Statewide, there are 15,544 cases with 251 deaths and 8,038 recoveries, as of Monday, according to Tennessee Department of Health.

In Tennessee, the total number of tests taken is 273,277 with a 5.7%

Update May 11, 2020 from Daily Memphian LiveShelby County reported 85 new coronavirus cases Monday as it reported a new high in tests administered, according to the Shelby County Health Department. The Shelby County number of confirmed cases is now 3,315. 

A total of 1,843 new tests were confirmed and the positivity rate of those tests was 4.6%. 

There have been 42,239 total tests taken in Shelby County with a 7.8% positivity rate. 

The health department reported no new deaths from the virus Monday. The total remains at 67. 

A total of 1,921 people has recovered from the disease in Shelby County, according to the agency.  

In Tennessee, there are 14,985 cases with 243 deaths as of Sunday, May 10, according to the state’s department of health.

There have been 261,869 total tests statewide, with a positivity rate of 5.7%.

Update May 10, 2020 from Daily Memphian Live:Tennessee Department of Health reported 217 new cases of coronavirus for a total of 14,985. 

The state is reporting Shelby County has 3,260 cases – 30 more after the Shelby County’s 10 a.m. report.

The state is also reporting one additional death for a total of 243. 

The state is also reporting 159 more people have recovered for a total of 7,528.

More than 9,100 tests were performed for a total of 261,869 in the state.

While the largest number of cases in the state is among those 21-30, the largest number of deaths occur in those 81 or older.

Update May 9, 2020 from Shelby County Health Department: There are 3,140 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Shelby County, and that number includes 67 deaths. 

There are a total of 14,441 confirmed cases in Tennessee. 

Update May 8, 2020 from the Daily Memphian Live: Shelby County reported 3,113 coronavirus cases with 66 deaths and 1,803 recoveries from the virus as of Friday, according to the health department.

Memphis and Shelby County are on the fifth day of its Phase 1 Back to Business plan. To enter Phase 2 of the local reopening schedule, public health and elected officials want another 14-day downward trend or leveling in new cases, stable hospitalization numbers, increased testing capacity and contact tracing.

Update May 7, 2020 from Shelby County Health Department:There are 3,040 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Shelby County, and that number includes 64 deaths. 

There are a total of 13,938 confirmed cases in Tennessee. 

Update May 6, 2020 from Daily Memphian Live: Shelby County has 2,948 confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to the Shelby County Health Department’s latest data. An increase of 26 cases from the day prior.

That’s the lowest single-day total in a month, but also came with slightly lower testing numbers as well.

There have been 35,228 total tests taken in Shelby County with a 8.4% positivity rate. That’s a total of 613 new tests from the previous day, but the positivity rate of those tests was 4.2%.

The health department also reported an additional death due to the virus with the total now at 58. A total of 1,667 people have recovered from the disease in Shelby County, according to the county.  

In Tennessee, there are 13,624 cases with 226 deaths as of Tuesday, May 5, according to the state’s department of health.

There have been 218,796 total tests statewide, with a positivity rate of 6.2%.

Update May 5, 2020 from Shelby County Health Department: There are 2,922 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Shelby County, and that number includes 57 deaths. 

There are a total of 13,571 confirmed cases in Tennessee. 

Update May 4, 2020 from Daily Memphian Live: 

Tennessee Department of Health reported 516 new coronavirus cases in the state for a total of 13,177.

The state also reports 2,850 cases in Shelby County; 53 deaths. 

Tennessee Department of Health reports 96 new recoveries for a total of 5,814.

Ten new hospitalizations due to COVID-19 were reported, which is additional 10 since Saturday.

So far the state has tested a total of 204,607, an increase of 8,331 since Saturday.

Update May 2, 2020 from Daily Memphian Live: The number of positive coronavirus cases in Shelby County has risen by 98 individuals, according to new data released on Saturday, May 2.

In its daily report, the Shelby County Health Department confirmed 2,654 cases of the novel coronavirus, increasing from 2,556 the day prior.

In Shelby County, 53 individuals have died from the virus, at an increase of three newly reported deaths.

Information provided in charts by the SCHD regarding ongoing and resolved outbreaks points to two of the three new deaths coming from local nursing homes: one at Parkway Health and Rehabilitation Center, one at The King’s Daughters and Sons Home.

A total of 30,777 individuals in Shelby County have been tested, as of Saturday. That number is up 1,437 tests since Friday, May 1, when 29,340 tests had been administered. The rate of positivity of tests in the county now sits at just about 8.6%.

Of the total 2,654 people in Shelby County who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, 1,392 have recovered. With 53 reported deaths, 1,209 people have been identified as current cases.

Throughout Tennessee, 11,891 cases of COVID-19 have resulted in 204 deaths. In the state, 186,132 tests have been administered, and 5,546 Tennesseans have recovered from the virus. A total of 1,113 individuals have been hospitalized.

Update May 1, 2020 from Daily Memphian Live: Shelby County has 2,556 confirmed cases of coronavirus, according to the Shelby County Health Department’s latest data, an increase of 72 cases from Thursday.

Deaths associated with the virus are now at 50, as of Friday, which is an increase of the 47 reported Thursday. 

A total of 1,332 people have recovered from the disease in Shelby County, according to the county.  

There have been 29,340 total tests taken in Shelby County with a 8.7% positivity rate. The county reported an additional 1,216 new tests from the previous day.  

In Tennessee, there are 10,735 cases with 199 deaths as of Thursday, April 30, according to the state’s department of health.

Update April 30, 2020: There are 2,484 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Shelby County, and that number includes 47 deaths. (source: Shelby County Health Department). 

There are a total of 10,366 confirmed cases in Tennessee according to the CDC. 

Update April 29, 2020: There are 2,403 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Shelby County, and that number includes 46 deaths (source: Shelby County Health Department). 

There are a total of 10,052 confirmed cases in Tennessee. The USA now has close to one million (981,246) cofirmed cases of COVID-19, with over 55,000 deaths according to the CDC. 

Update April 28, 2020 from Daily Memphian Live: Shelby County now has 2,358 confirmed cases of coronavirus, according to the Shelby County Health Department’s latest data.

That’s an increase of 38 cases from the day prior, but also comes with a sharp decrease in new testing numbers. The county reported an additional 449 tests Tuesday, nearly 900 fewer tests than Monday (1,329) and more than 1,000 fewer on Sunday (1,460). 

The health department also reported an additional death due to the virus with the total now at 46. A total of 1,149 people have recovered from the disease in Shelby County, according to the county.  

There have been 25,748 total tests taken in Shelby County with a 9.2% positivity rate. 

In Tennessee, there are 9,918 cases with 184 deaths as of Monday, April 27, according to the state’s department of health.

There have been 154,402 total tests statewide, with a positivity rate of 6.4%.

On Monday, April 27, the briefing by the countywide COVID-19 task force, including the mayors, was intended to show there is a single plan for the entire county with the same criteria for judgments on when to move forward or when to retract.

Harris: Leaders are united on need for one plan

Together, the mayors are backing guidelines that cover all of Shelby County and allow restaurants to reopen in the first phase with 50% capacity, no buffets, requiring paper menus and masks for employees. The first phase also allows nonessential businesses to reopen, also at 50% capacity with masks for employees. Libraries, gyms and place of worship would also reopen at 25% capacity with a mask requirement.

  • Offices and call centers would have no limits on capacity in the first phase but would be required to maintain six feet of social distancing with no shared head sets or similar office equipment.
  • Hospitals and medical practices would be allowed in the first phase to resume elective procedures that have been banned. The standards for that were announced the same day that Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare announced furloughs of personnel and pay cuts for executives because of the ban on elective procedures. Two weeks ago, Saint Francis Hospitals announced similar furloughs for the same reason.
  • The plan has three phases, each dependent on a 14-day stabilization or drop in confirmed cases that starts anew as a particular phase begins. Even in the third phase, capacity at many reopened businesses would remain at 75%.
  • Hair and nail salons and spas wouldn’t reopen until the second phase and then likely with capacity restrictions and guidelines developed with those in the businesses.
  • Movie theaters, other performance venues and sports stadiums would stay closed until the third phase and then reopening would be “subject to regulations regarding size of groups and social distancing,” according to the guidelines. There could be phase 3 gatherings of more than 50 people “if supported by the characteristics of the space and a clear social distancing plan,” the guidelines read.
  • The same guidelines with possible considerations of gatherings of more than 50 in phase 3 also apply to bowling alleys and similar recreation areas and festivals as well as parades.
  • There would be no gatherings of 10 or more people under the first phase of a reopening.

“We will not advance from one phase to the next until the data points tell us so,” Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland said. “I don’t think we can commit to any time frame actually today. (Daily Memphian) 

 

Update April 27, 2020 from Daily Memphian Live: There are 187 additional reported cases of COVID-19 in Shelby County, according to the Shelby County Health Department.

That’s the highest single day total in the county since the pandemic began. 

The total number of cases is 2,320 with 45 resulting in death to complications from the virus as of Monday, April 27. There were no new deaths reported Monday. 

Shelby County also reported 1,015 recoveries from the virus. 

In Shelby County, there have been 25,299 tests for coronavirus with 9.2% of those tests being positive. The county confirmed an additional 1,329 tests Monday.

Statewide, there are 9,667 cases with 181 deaths as of Sunday, April 26, according to the latest figures from state’s health department.

In Tennessee, the total number of tests performed is 147,474 with a 6.6% positive rate.

Update April 26, 2020 from Daily Memphian Live: Shelby County Health Department reported 95 new cases of COVID-19 for a total of 2,133 Sunday morning.

It also reported one new death for a total of 45 in the county.

Shelby County reported it has tested 23,970 people– 1,460 more than Saturday. 

The county reports 955 people have recovered, 1,093 people – slightly more than 51 percent – are considered current cases by the county health department.

Update April 26, 2020 from Daily Memphian Live: Shelby County Health Department reported 95 new cases of COVID-19 for a total of 2,133 Sunday morning.

It also reported one new death for a total of 45 in the county.

Shelby County reported it has tested 23,970 people– 1,460 more than Saturday. 

The county reports 955 people have recovered, 1,093 people – slightly more than 51 percent – are considered current cases by the county health department.

Update April 25, 2020 from Daily Memphian Live: The Shelby County Health Department confirmed Saturday, April 25, the number of COVID-19 cases has risen to 2,038. A total of 44 deaths are related to the virus.

The number of cases increased by 57 since the Health Department last reported numbers on Friday, April 24.

In Shelby County, 22,510 people have been tested for COVID-19, up 855 from the 21,655 the day before.

As of 2 p.m. Friday, April 24, statewide numbers for positive cases of COVID-19 had increased to 8,726.

Update April 24, 2020 from Daily Memphian Live: As of Friday, April 24, Shelby County now has 2001 confirmed coronavirus cases with 43 deaths, according to the latest numbers from the Shelby County Health Department.

For the past two days, the number of new cases locally has been 37, but the area also saw 50 new cases on April 21. 

A total of 21,655 people have been tested in Shelby County, according to the health department. That’s an increase of 894 from the day prior. 

There have been 878 recoveries from coronavirus in Shelby County, according to the latest data from state’s Department of Health.

Statewide, there are 8,266 cases with 170 deaths as of Thursday, April 23, according to the latest data from the state.

In Tennessee, the total number of tests taken is 123,100 with a 6.7% positive rate.

 

Mississippi has added 281 more coronavirus cases and eight more deaths to the state’s total.

There are now 5,434 confirmed cases in the state, resulting in 209 deaths. 

DeSoto County has 256 confirmed cases, resulting in four deaths.

Marshall County has 40 cases, resulting in two deaths.

According to MSDH, 55,389 have been tested statewide.

 

Update 04/23/20 from The Daily Memphian Live:  Shelby County now has 1,931 confirmed cases of coronavirus, according to the Shelby County Health Department’s latest data.

As of Thursday, April 23, deaths due to complications from the virus remain at 41. A total of 799 people has recovered from the disease in Shelby County, according to the state.

There have been 20,761 total tests taken in Shelby County with a 9.3% positivity rate. That’s an increase of 446 tests from the day prior.

In Tennessee, there are 7,842 cases with 166 deaths as of Wednesday, April 22, according to the state’s department of health.

There have been 114,980 total tests statewide, with a positivity rate of 6.8%.

Mississippi has 259 new coronavirus cases and eight more deaths resulting from the disease, according to the state’s Department of Health.

The state now has 5,153 confirmed cases and 201 deaths.

According to the MSDH, DeSoto County has 252 confirmed cases and four deaths. The agency is now monitoring two outbreaks at long-term care facilities there.

Marshall County has 40 confirmed cases and two deaths.

Hinds County has the most confirmed cases in the state, with 383. Lauderdale County has the most deaths in the state, with 18.

Update 04/22/20 from The Daily Memphian Live:  There are 37 additional reported cases of COVID-19 in Shelby County, according to the Shelby County Health Department.

The total number of cases is 1,894 with 41 resulting in death to complications from the virus as of Wednesday, April 22.

More than 20,000 people - 20,315 - have been tested in Shelby County with a 9.3% positive rate. 

Statewide, there are 7,394 cases with 157 deaths as of Tuesday, April 21, according to the latest figures from state’s health department.

Update 04/21/20 from The Daily Memphian Live: Shelby County now has 1,857 confirmed cases of coronavirus, according to the Shelby County Health Department’s latest data.

As of Tuesday, April 21, deaths due to complications from the virus now stand at 39. This is an increase of 50 cases and one additional death over the numbers reported yesterday. 

A total of 657 people have recovered from the diseases in Shelby County, according to the state.

There have been 19,816 total tests taken in Shelby County with a 9.4% positivity rate.

In Tennessee, there are 7,238 cases with 152 deaths as of Monday, April 20, according to the state’s department of health.

There have been 100,689 total tests statewide, with a positivity rate of 7.2%.

Update 04/20/20 from The Daily Memphian Live: Shelby County now has 1,807 confirmed coronavirus cases with 38 deaths, according to the latest numbers from the Shelby County Health Department.

That’s an increase of 41 cases and one death from yesterday’s report. 

In Shelby County, there have been 19,195 total tests taken with a 9.4% positivity rate.

There have been 572 recoveries from coronavirus in Shelby County, according to the latest data from state’s Department of Health.

Statewide, there are 7,070 cases with 148 deaths as of Sunday, April 19.

In Tennessee, the total number of tests taken is 97,098 with a 7.3% positive rate.

Update from The Daily Memphian Live 04/19/20: Tennessee Department of Health reported 330 new COVID-19 cases Sunday for a total of 7,070, and a total of 148 deaths.

The state is also reporting the most cases in Shelby County at 1,778. 

The state says 51% of people with the virus are female, but 60%  of the deaths are in males.

Statewide the number of cases is highest among those ages 21 -30. However, those 81 and older who have died make up 32% of the state’s deaths.

The state is reporting 47% of people have recovered, but the number only accounts for those who have been confirmed asymptomatic by their local health department.
 

Mississippi reported 300 new cases of coronavirus Sunday for a total of 4,274.

The state also released 2,203 of the cases affect African Americans – 100 0f them have died from COVID-19 complications.

The state is reporting 14 new cases in DeSoto County, which brings the total to 234. There are no new additional deaths, so the total remains at three. The state is still working with an outbreak at one of the county’s long-term care facilities. DeSoto County has the second-highest number of cases.

Marshall County is reporting a total of 38 cases, one more. The county remains at two deaths.

Updated 04/18/20 from The Daily Memphian Live:The Shelby County Health Department confirmed the number of positive COVID-19 cases has risen to 1,731, in a Saturday morning release.

The number of deaths from COVID-19 has increased to 37.

The report points to a total of 115 new cases since the health department confirmed 1,616 cases of COVID-19 on Friday morning. 

In its Friday afternoon report, the Tennessee Department of Health confirmed 1,682 cases

Updated 04/17/20 from The Daily Memphian Live: There are 108 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Shelby County as of Friday, April 17, according to the latest update from the Shelby County Health Department.

The total number of cases is 1,616 with 35 resulting in death to complications from the virus. That’s three additional deaths from the 32 reported a day prior. 

In Shelby County, there have been 17,053 tests for coronavirus with 9.5% of those tests being positive.

Statewide, there are 6,262 cases with 141 deaths as of Thursday, April 16, according to the latest figures from the state’s health department.

In Tennessee, the total number of tests taken is 85,049 with a 7.4% positive rate.

 

Updated 04/16/20 from The Daily Memphian Live: Shelby County now has 1,508 confirmed cases of coronavirus, according to the Shelby County Health Department’s latest numbers.

As of Thursday, April 16, deaths due to complications from the virus now stand at 32. This is in comparison to the 1,432 cases and 31 deaths reported a day prior. 

There have been 15,667 total tests taken in Shelby County with a 9.6% positivity rate.

In Tennessee, there are 6,079 cases with 135 deaths as of Wednesday, April 15, according to the state’s department of health.

There have been 80,896 total tests statewide, with a positivity rate of 7.5%.

Mississippi State Department of Health is reporting 12 new case of COVID-19 in DeSoto County for a total of 211.
The northwest county remains at three deaths and the state department reports one long-term care facility outbreak. DeSoto County has the second-highest number of cases in the state.

MSDH reported 264 new cases of confirmed COVID-19 Thursday and seven new deaths from complications of the disease.

Marshall County has two new cases for a total of 37. It also remains at two deaths, according to MSDH’s daily report.

Hinds County, in the Jackson metropolitan area has 301 cases now – the most of any county in the state.

Lauderdale County has 12 deaths from COVID-19 complications, the most of any in the state.

The state has a total of 129 deaths and is monitoring 65 long-term care facility outbreaks.

In the last week, MSDH is reporting an increase of more than 1,600 cases and 31 deaths.

Update 04/15/20 from The Daily Memphian Live: 
Shelby County now has 1,432 confirmed coronavirus cases with 31 deaths, according to the latest numbers from the Shelby County Health Department.

This is an increase of 81 new cases from the 1,351 reported Tuesday, April 14. 

In Shelby County, more than 15,000 tests have now been taken - 15,082 - with a 9.5% positivity rate.

There have been 292 recoveries from coronavirus in Shelby County, according to the latest data from state’s Department of Health.

Statewide, there are 5,823 cases with 124 deaths as of Tuesday, April 14.

The Mississippi Department of Health has reported the third death in DeSoto County from complications of the coronavirus.

MSDH reported 273 new COVID-19 cases for a total of 3,360. Additionally, 11 people have died for  total of 122

In DeSoto County, there are 199  cases – an increase of 11 from Tuesday according to MSDH. One long-term care facility in the county has an outbreak, MSDH said. The department declined to identify the facility.

Marshall County has reported one new case. The first new case since Monday. The county still has two deaths due to virus complications, according to MSDH.

MSDH numbers show Hinds County in the Jackson metropolitan area has 280 cases – the most in the state. 

Update 04/14/20 from The Daily Memphian Live: Shelby County now has 1,351 cases with 30 deaths, according to updated figures from the Shelby County Health Department.

In Shelby County, there have been 14,429 tests for coronavirus with 9.36% of those tests being positive.

Statewide, there are 5,610 cases with 109 deaths as of Monday, April 13, according to the latest data from state’s health department.

In Tennessee, the total of tests taken is 76,195 with a 7.36% positive rate.

The Mississippi Department of Health is reporting 145 new cases of coronavirus in the state for a total of 3,087.

DeSoto County has 10 new cases for a total of 188 – the second most in the state, according to MSDH. The county remains at two deaths and the state is tracking an outbreak at one long-term care facility.

Marshall County had no new cases Tuesday, It remains at 34 confirmed cases and two deaths, according to MSDH.

Hinds County, which is in the Jackson metropolitan area, has the most cases with 263, MSDH reported Tuesday.

Lauderdale County has 11 deaths – the most of any county, according to MSDH.

MSDH is reporting a total of 111 deaths and outbreaks at 60 long-term care facilities.

Update 04/12/20 from The Daily Memphian Live:  Shelby County Health Department reported 69 new novel coronavirus cases Sunday for a total of 1,216.

The county remains at 26 deaths from complications of COVID-19. 

Tennessee Department of Health statewide numbers are updated daily at 2 p.m. Saturday it reported 5,114 cases and 101 deaths from COVID-19 complications.

The county is still reporting the highest percentage of cases in the county among those age 21 to 30 at 17.9%. However, those 51 to 60 make up 17.4% of cases.

Mississippi State Department of Health reports 139 new cases

Mississippi State Department of Health reported 139 new coronavirus cases Sunday for a total of 2,781 in the state.

DeSoto County has eight new cases for a total of 171 – the second highest in the state, according to MSDH. The county remains at one death.

Marshall County has three new cases for a total of 33 and remains at two deaths, MSDH reported.

Update April 10, 2020 from The Daily Memphian Live:

Tennessee Department of Health reports there are 4,634 confirmed coronavirus cases in Tennessee, resulting in 94 deaths.

According to its 2 p.m. update on April 9th, Shelby County has 1,006 cases.

There have been 505 hospitalizations; 921 people have recovered from the disease.

At 10 a.m.(4/9/20) the Shelby County Health Department reported 949 cases in Shelby County, resulting in 23 deaths. 

At 9:30 a.m. (4/9/20) Nasvhille’s Metro Public Health Department reported 1,231 cases in Davidson County, resulting in 13 deaths.

Update 04/09/20 from The Daily Memphian Live: Shelby County Health Dept. confirms 949 cases, 23 deaths

Mississippi Department of Health reported 257 new COVID-19 cases Thursday.

MSDH is reporting six new cases in DeSoto County for a total of 150. The county remains at one death.

Marshall County also remains at one death, according to MSDH. The county was reporting two additional cases increase Thursday for a total of 26.

Update 04/08/20 from The Daily Memphian Live Shelby County now has 897 confirmed cases of coronavirus, and with 21 fatalities as of Wednesday, April 8. 

There have been 9,913 total tests taken in Shelby County with a 9.05% positivity rate, according to the city of Memphis’ latest numbers.

In Tennessee, there are 4,138 cases with 72 deaths as of Tuesday, April 7, according to the city’s data.

Update 04/07/20 from The Daily Memphian Live : Confirmed coronavirus cases stood at 845 in Shelby County as of Tuesday morning, April 7, with 19 fatalities.

Statewide, there are 3,802 cases of the virus and 65 have died from it, according to the latest figures from the City of Memphis.

In Shelby County, 9,354 people have been tested, according to the Shelby County Health Department. Statewide, 47,350 have been tested with a positivity rate of 8.03%.

The city’s COVID-19 website shows 352 people across the state have been hospitalized.

Mississippi: 

Mississippi State Department of Health reported 177 new confirmed COVID-19 cases Tuesday for a total of 1,915.

DeSoto County reported four new cases for a total of 140, the second highest in the state. The northwest county remains at one death.

Update 04/06/20: Mayor Jim Strickland extended his safer at home order through April 21.“The virus feeds on social interaction,” he said. “We need to starve the virus.”

Update 4/02/2020: Gov. Bill Lee signing order requiring Tennesseans to stay home

Cases as of 04/06/20: from The Daily Memphian Live 

Shelby County at 789 cases, 17 deaths

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Shelby County stands at 789 Monday morning, April 6, with the death toll now at 13.

According to the Shelby County Health Department, 8,915 people tested in Shelby County with a positivity rate of 8.85%.

Statewide in Tennessee, there are 3,633 confirmed cases, with 44 deaths and 328 are hospitalized, as of 2 p.m. Sunday, April 5.

Statewide (TN)  45,300 have been tested, with 8.02% testing positive for the virus.

DeSoto County (MS) up to 136 cases. There were 136 confirmed coronavirus cases in DeSoto County, Mississippi, as of 6 p.m. Sunday, April 5.

Marshall County had 23 cases.

Each county has had one death from the disease.

Statewide there were 1,738 cases and 51 deaths.

DeSoto County had the second highest number of confirmed cases in the state behind Hinds County, which had 158 cases.

The latest guidance from CDC suggests that Americans use makeshift coverings, such as T-shirts, scarves or bandanas to cover their noses and mouths. Medical-grade masks, especially N95 masks, are to be reserved for those on the front lines of trying to contain the pandemic.

DO YOUR PART, STAY APART! 

Cases as of 04/01/2020 according to The Daily Memphian:  Shelby County 497 cases | Desoto County 84 cases

There are 497 confirmed novel coronavirus cases in Shelby County, as of Tuesday, April 1st  (546 in Metro area which includes Shelby, Fayette and Tipton counties in Tennessee; Crittenden County, Arkansas and DeSoto and Marshall counties in Mississippi.That number includes three deaths.

Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland announced that beginning at 8 a.m. Tuesday, March 31st the city is limiting access to city parks, including closing Riverside Drive by Tom Lee Park, and other roads near parks in Memphis city limits. 

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Kroger announces new store hours, 7am to 9pm, with Senior shopping hours during the first hour open for business. 

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, ALDI stores will open at 8:30am, with the first hour of business being for vulnerable shoppers only. This includes senior citizens, expectant mothers and those with underlying health concerns.

Memphis Italian Festival has been canceled. 

Simon Properties across the U.S., including the Wolfchase Galleria, are closed.

NHL confirms season officially paused due to COVID-19 coronavirus

MLB officially cancels remainder of spring training, regular season to be delayed by two weeks

Live Nation shows have been postponed, cancelled.  

Landers Center has canceled all events until further notice.

The Boston Marathon has been postponed to Monday, Sept. 14

Broadway is dark in New York. 

All six municipal schools in Shelby County are now closed through the end of the school year. (04/15/20)

Greek Festival -- Postponed until fall 2020

Memphis Italian Festival has been canceled- will return in 2021

Memphis in May NEW DATES: World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest: September 30 – October 3, 2020; Beale Street Music Festival: October 16-18, 2020

Great American River Run: TBA

Mississippi Casinos closed 

Southland Gaming and Racing closed 

Memphis Zoo closed (Watch their Facebook page to interact with the animals and zookeepers) 

Memphis Botanic Garden closed until further notice. 

The Treasury Secretary announced that the Tax Day deadline will be moved to July 15th

The International Olympic Committee officially announces the 2020 Tokyo Olympics are postponed until 2021 (03/24/2020)

As of today, Shelby County Health officials are issuing a Health Directive, which is designed to protect the health and safety of all Shelby County residents. It is consistant with the orders already issued by the mayor and not only covers the municipalities, but also the unincorporated areas. Under this directive, non essential businesses and workers are asked to shelter in place and not be out-and-about unless absolutley necessary. This is all in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the community and prevent overwhelming the healthcare system. Order through April 30, 2020. 

ADDITIONAL ARTICLES RELATING TO CORONAVIRUS AND HOW TO STAY CONNECTED AND KEEP SAFE.