Shelby County reports 354 new COVID-19 cases, 4 deaths

By , Daily Memphian Updated: November 14, 2020 3:13 PM CT | Published: November 14, 2020 11:30 AM CT

The Shelby County Health Department reported 354 new COVID-19 cases and four virus-related deaths on Saturday, Nov. 14.

The 354 coronavirus cases came from 2,879 test results, yielding a 12.3% positivity rate. Test results, however, are not reflective of the previous 24-hour period and include tests over multiple days.

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Overall, the Health Department has reported 41,747 coronavirus cases and 610 deaths, classifying 37,988 cases as inactive/recovered. Active cases in Shelby County stand at 3,149, an increase from the 3,105 reported Friday.

There were 376 COVID-19 patients in Memphis area hospitals as of 5 p.m. Thursday, according to Tennessee’s Healthcare Resource Tracking System. The Health Department will provide hospital information for Friday through Sunday in Monday’s daily update.

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Of the 376 people hospitalized, 287 are in acute care beds, with 89 in intensive care unit beds.

Hospital capacity for acute care beds is at 89% use, and ICU beds are at 90% occupancy. Those who are COVID-positive or suspected of having the virus represent 14% of acute care patients and 25% of ICU patients.

Tennessee Department of Health reported 4,662 new cases Saturday, bringing the total to 305,120. There are 25 additional deaths, bringing the number of Tennesseans whose deaths were coronavirus-related to 3,877.

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Omer Yusuf

Omer Yusuf

Omer Yusuf covers Bartlett and North Memphis neighborhoods for The Daily Memphian. He also analyzes COVID-19 data each week. Omer is a former Jackson Sun reporter and University of Memphis graduate.


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