Coronavirus live blog May 17: State reports 100 new cases

By , Daily Memphian Updated: May 18, 2020 8:48 AM CT | Published: May 17, 2020 12:17 PM CT

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Mississippi adds 173 cases Sunday

4:39 PM CT, May 17

Mississippi State Department of Health reported 173 new cases of the novel coronavirus Sunday for a total of 11,296 since March 11.

MSDH additionally reported 11 new deaths.

DeSoto County has seen 386 cases according to MSDH. Five people have died from complications of the virus. Two long-term care facilities in the northwest county have outbreaks. One person died in a facility. MSDH declined to identify facilities with outbreaks.

In Marshall County, 66 people have contracted the virus and three have died. 

The state reports 6,268 have presumably recovered.

So far 113,126 people have been tested in the Magnolia State, and 9.9% are positive.


Germantown cancels July 4th festivities due to coronavirus

3:49 PM CT, May 17

The city of Germantown has canceled its July Fourth festivities due to coronavirus concerns.

Thousands of people gather to watch the show each year, Pam Beasley, parks and recreation director said in a release. State and local guidelines will not allow large public gatherings for some time.

“While this is an annual event we look forward to every summer, we must continue to keep public health at the forefront,” Mayor Mike Palazzolo said in the release. “We can still celebrate our nation’s independence and look forward to a day when it is safe for us to gather as a community again.

Parks and Recreation is looking for ways to make events virtual or smaller events that would allow people to gather in a socially distant manner.


State reports 100 new COVID-19 cases

3:46 PM CT, May 17

Tennessee Department of Health reported 100 new cases of COVID-19 Sunday for a total of 17,388 since it first arrived in the state.

The state is reporting 3,726 cases in Shelby County. 

The state says 9,652 people have recovered, and 298 people have died from complications of the virus. Three of the deaths were new Sunday.

Eight new hospitalizations were reported for a total of 1,482.

The state says 325,280 tests have been performed in Tennessee. Saturday 5,079 people were tested.


Local coronavirus cases, by the numbers

12:25 PM CT, May 17



Shelby County reports 78 new cases, no new deaths

12:17 PM CT, May 17

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



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