Coronavirus live blog, April 12: State reports 194 new cases, no additional deaths

By , Daily Memphian Updated: April 14, 2020 11:41 AM CT | Published: April 12, 2020 10:19 AM CT

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Tennessee confirmed COVID-19 cases rises to 5,308

3:12 PM CT, April 12

Tennessee Department of Health said there were 194 new novel coronavirus cases in the state in its daily report. 

The state was not reporting any additional deaths.

Statewide there have been 556 hospitalizations due to the coronavirus. Nearly 66,830 people have been tested and 1,386 have recovered, according to the state department.

While the state reports the most cases in Shelby County, there is a lag time in reporting.

Shelby County Health Department reported 1,216 total cases Sunday. Nashville Mayor John Cooper was reporting nearly 1,350 cases in Davidson County Sunday.

While Shelby County is seeing the highest rate of the disease in African Americans, statewide 45% of the cases have been in whites. Sixteen percent of Tennesseans who test positive are African American. However, more than 1,700 tests are pending the state reported.

Females account for about 52% of cases in the state.

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Shelby County Health Department reports 69 new cases

10:28 AM CT, April 12

Shelby County Health Department reported 69 new novel coronavirus cases Sunday for a total of 1,216.

The county remains at 26 deaths from complications of COVID-19. 

Tennessee Department of Health statewide numbers are updated daily at 2 p.m. Saturday it reported 5,114 cases and 101 deaths from COVID-19 complications.

The county is still reporting the highest percentage of cases in the county among those age 21 to 30 at 17.9%. However, those 51 to 60 make up 17.4% of cases.

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Mississippi State Department of Health reports 139 new cases

10:19 AM CT, April 12

Mississippi State Department of Health reported 139 new coronavirus cases Sunday for a total of 2,781 in the state.

DeSoto County has eight new cases for a total of 171 – the second highest in the state, according to MSDH. The county remains at one death.

Marshall County has three new cases for a total of 33 and remains at two deaths, MSDH reported.

Hinds County, where Jackson is located, has the highest number of cases in the state at 247.

Saturday, the first long-term care facility was reported in DeSoto County but MSDH is not identifying the facility. MSDH is tracking an additional 52 facilities. Outbreaks by MSDH are even if it’s one case due to individuals at high-risk in the facilities.

Three new deaths were reported Sunday for a total of 96 in the state.

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