Shelby County coronavirus total grows by 466 cases, 4 deaths

By , Daily Memphian Updated: July 20, 2020 8:18 AM CT | Published: July 16, 2020 10:36 AM CT

Shelby County has 466 more coronavirus cases and four additional deaths, the Shelby County Health Department reported on Thursday. 

Shelby County’s coronavirus total is now 15,270 cases and 233 deaths, according to the same data; 10,122 people are now considered recovered from the virus. 

Those 466 new cases come from 3,072 tests, which gives the day a positivity rate of 15.2%. 

In Shelby County, 165,520 coronavirus tests have been administered, with an overall positivity rate of 9.2%.

Within the region, 92% of acute care beds are being used, as of 5 p.m. July 15, according to the state’s Health Resource Tracking System. 

Data is reflective of hospitals in Shelby, Lauderdale and Tipton counties in Tennessee, Crittenden County in Arkansas, and Desoto County in Mississippi.

With those numbers, 200 acute care beds are available.

Of 2,281 patients in acute care beds, 214 of them are COVID-19 positive and another 80 are under investigation for the virus, meaning about 13% of acute care patients are either COVID-19 positive or under investigation for the virus.

Within the region, 90% of ICU beds are being used; 46 ICU beds are available.

Of 405 patients in ICU beds, 127 are COVID-19 positive and another 24 are under investigation for the virus, meaning about 37% of ICU patients are either COVID-19 positive or under investigation for the virus.

The Tennessee Department of Health reports statewide coronavirus data at 2 p.m. daily.

As of Wednesday, July 15, the agency reported 69,061 coronavirus cases including 783 deaths, 3,434 hospitalizations and 39,857 considered recovered.

About 1.1 million coronavirus tests have been performed in the state. 

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Elle Perry

Elle Perry

The Memphis native and two-time University of Memphis graduate has written for publications including The Memphis Business Journal, Memphis Flyer and High Ground News, and previously served as coordinator of The Teen Appeal.


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