Coronavirus live blog, May 10: Miss. cases top 9,500; Tenn. near 15,000

By Updated: May 11, 2020 9:16 AM CT | Published: May 10, 2020 10:10 AM CT

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Tennessee reports 217 new COVID-19 cases

6:22 PM CT, May 10

Tennessee Department of Health reported 217 new cases of coronavirus for a total of 14,985. 

The state is reporting Shelby County has 3,260 cases – 30 more after the Shelby County’s 10 a.m. report.

The state is also reporting one additional death for a total of 243. 

The state is also reporting 159 more people have recovered for a total of 7,528.

More than 9,100 tests were performed for a total of 261,869 in the state.

While the largest number of cases in the state is among those 21-30, the largest number of deaths occur in those 81 or older.


Mississippi reports 123 new cases, state tops 9,500

6:19 PM CT, May 10

The Mississippi State Department of Health has reported 123 new cases for a total of 9,501. 

MSDH presumes 4,421 people have recovered. 

DeSoto County is reporting 331 cases and five deaths. Marshall County is reporting 55 cases and remains at two deaths.

Hinds County still has the largest number of cases with 670. Lauderdale has 120 coronavirus-related deaths, the most of any in the state. 

MSDH reports 101 long-term care facilities with outbreaks, and 191 people have died from complications of the virus in those facilities.


Local coronavirus cases, by the numbers

10:46 AM CT, May 10



Shelby County reports 90 new cases of coronavirus, 3,230 total

10:10 AM CT, May 10

Shelby County Health Department reported 90 new cases of coronavirus Sunday morning for a total of 3,230. 

The number of cases has increased 481 from the week before.

Nearly 40,400 tests have been performed in the county, including 1,435 performed Saturday. The county reports an 8% positivity rate. 

The number of tests performed is more than double performed the previous day. However, the county hopes to test 2,400 people per day.

The county reports 1,897 people have recovered. It is not reporting additional deaths and remains at 67. 

The Tennessee releases its updates at 2 p.m daily. Saturday it reported 14,768 Tennesseans had contracted the virus, 7,369 recovered and 242 died. About 1,320 people have been hospitalized and 252,748 tests have been performed,


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