Shelby County Health Department reports 140 new cases

By , Daily Memphian Updated: September 06, 2020 4:55 PM CT | Published: September 06, 2020 10:15 AM CT
<strong>Healthcare workers test patients for COVID-19 at the Tiger Lane testing center July 24, 2020.</strong> (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)

Healthcare workers test patients for COVID-19 at the Tiger Lane testing center July 24, 2020. (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)

Shelby County Health Department reported 140 new cases of the novel coronavirus Sunday for a total of 28,207 since early March.

The new cases are from a reported 1,353 tests and the daily positivity rate is 10.3%.

The Health Department reported two new deaths for a total of 396. Currently 2,420 cases are considered active in Shelby County and an estimated 25,391 people have recovered.


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In metro-area hospitals 90% of staffed beds are in use, but only 145 patients, or 7% have COVID-19. About 86% of intensive care units have patients, and 61 units are available. Of the patients in ICU, 23% have COVID-19.

The Tennessee Department of Health released its report at 2 p.m. Sunday, announcing 20,836 new tests have been conducted, with a positivity rate of 9.45%. A total of 2,326,868 tests have been administered in the state.

It reported 1,764 new cases for a total of 164,126. There have been 1.865 fatalities related to the virus statewide. A total of 819 people are currently hospitalized in Tennessee for COVID-related illnesses, which is a decline of 27 since Saturday.

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Abigail Warren

Abigail Warren

Abigail Warren is a lifelong resident of Shelby County and a graduate of the University of Memphis. She has worked for several local publications and covers the suburbs for The Daily Memphian.


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