Coronavirus live blog, May 25: Shelby County reports 95 new cases, no new deaths

By Updated: May 26, 2020 9:21 AM CT | Published: May 25, 2020 4:00 AM CT

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May 25, 2020

Hilton hosting drive-thru testing May 26-29

3:46 PM CT, May 25

Drive-thru coronavirus testing will be held 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 26 through Friday, May 29 at Hilton Memphis, 939 Ridgelake Blvd. 

The testing is being conducted in partnership with Kroger Health. 

People interested in a test will need to use a virtual screening tool to determine their eligibility, then schedule the test by visiting

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COVID-19 in Tennessee

3:01 PM CT, May 25



Tennessee cases increase by 462, deaths by 2

2:24 PM CT, May 25

Tennessee has 462 more confirmed coronavirus cases and two new deaths resulting from the disease, according to the state’s Department of Health.

That brings the statewide total to 20,607 confirmed cases and 338 deaths.

The 462 new cases come from 12,643 tests, a positivity rate of 3.65%. 

In Tennessee, 13,073 people are considered officially recovered from the disease; 1,594 were ever hospitalized at any point. 

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Mississippi cases increase by 206, deaths by 10

1:17 PM CT, May 25

There are 206 more confirmed coronavirus cases and 10 new deaths resulting from the disease in Mississippi, according to the state’s Department of Health. 

That brings the total to 13,458 confirmed cases and 635 deaths. 

The agency did not give a breakdown of county totals or number of tests administered on Monday.


Shelby County reports 95 new cases, no new deaths

10:24 AM CT, May 25

There are 95 more confirmed coronavirus cases in Shelby County and no new deaths resulting from the disease, according to the Shelby County Health Department. 

As of Monday, May 25, that brings the total to 4,404 confirmed cases and 93 deaths in Shelby County. 

Those 95 new cases come from 1,761 administered tests, a 5.39% positivity rate. 

In Shelby County, 2,974 people are considered officially recovered from coronavirus. 

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How cases are growing in Shelby County and Tennessee

8:20 AM CT, May 25


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Local and state coronavirus cases, tests and recoveries

8:04 AM CT, May 25



May 24, 2020

Tennessee cases top 20,000

2:16 PM CT, May 24

Tennessee Department of Health reported an additional 356 coronavirus cases in the state Sunday. 

Since early March, the state has seen 20,145 confirmed COVID-19 cases. A total of 383,576 people have been tested.

The state department says 4,336 cases are in Shelby County – an increase of 27 from the Shelby County Health Department’s 10 a.m. update.

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DeSoto County has had 6 deaths related to virus

3:01 PM CT, May 24

Mississippi State Department of Health reported 247 new cases of coronavirus Sunday.

DeSoto County reports 461 cases and six deaths. Additionally, there have been 15 cases at long-term care facilities and two deaths in the northwest county.

Marshall County reports 69 cases, three deaths and two cases at long-term care centers.

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