Coronavirus Daily Blog: Shelby County reports 754 coronavirus cases, 11 deaths

By , Daily Memphian Updated: April 06, 2020 8:47 AM CT | Published: April 06, 2020 4:00 AM CT

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132 reported coronavirus cases in DeSoto County

10:33 AM CT, April 5

There are 132 reported cases of COVID-19 in DeSoto County as of Sunday, April 5, according to the latest numbers from the Mississippi Department of Health.

It’s an increase of 14 from the 118 confirmed cases in DeSoto Saturday, April 4.

DeSoto County, which neighbors Shelby County, has had one death resulting from COVID-19.

Marshall County has 20 coronavirus cases and one death.

There are 1,638 confirmed coronavirus cases in Mississippi with 43 deaths.


Tennessee coronavirus cases rise to 3,633

2:10 PM CT, April 5

Tennessee confirmed an additional 312 coronavirus cases Sunday, April, 5, according to the latest figures from the state’s department of health. 

The statewide total is now 3,633 cases and 44 deaths, an increase from the reported 3,321 coronavirus cases and 43 deaths, Saturday, April 4.

There have been 328 hospitalizations and 295 recoveries, according to the health department.

There have been 45,300 total tests taken statewide.

The positive test rate for coronavirus cases statewide is now 8%.

In Shelby County, the county health department reported 754 coronavirus cases with 11 deaths Sunday, April 5.


The latest coronavirus cases, by the numbers

9:46 AM CT, April 5




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