Coronavirus: 7-day case average continues downward slide

By , Daily Memphian Updated: August 13, 2020 12:01 PM CT | Published: August 13, 2020 11:22 AM CT
<strong>National Guard medics and University of Tennessee Health Science Center staff collect nasal swabs as hundreds of Memphians line up for COVID-19 testing at the Christ Community testing site in Hickory Hill on Wednesday, May 6, 2020.</strong> (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian file)

National Guard medics and University of Tennessee Health Science Center staff collect nasal swabs as hundreds of Memphians line up for COVID-19 testing at the Christ Community testing site in Hickory Hill on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian file)

Shelby County’s 7-day coronavirus case average continues its downward trajectory.

The Shelby County Health Department reported 171 new coronavirus cases and three new related deaths on Thursday, Aug. 13.

Those 171 new cases come from 1,081 tests, giving the day a positivity rate of 15.8%.

The reported total in Shelby County is now 24,347 coronavirus cases, including 20,063 recoveries, 316 deaths and 3,968 active cases. 

According to the state’s Healthcare Resource Tracking System, there are 30 area intensive care unit and 189 area acute care hospital beds available, as of 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12.

According to the same data, 93% of area ICU beds and 92% of area acute care beds are being used.

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

As of Wednesday, Aug. 12, the agency reported 126,393 coronavirus cases, including 1,289 deaths, 5,554 hospitalizations and 87,290 recoveries.

About 1.8 million coronavirus tests have been performed in Tennessee. 

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Elle Perry

Elle Perry

Elle Perry is a reporter and digital producer. 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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