Coronavirus: 319 new cases and 7 additional deaths

By , Daily Memphian Updated: February 07, 2021 1:16 PM CT | Published: February 07, 2021 11:45 AM CT

The Shelby County Health Department reported 319 new coronavirus cases and 7 additional deaths on Sunday, Feb. 7.

That brings the total cases reported by the Health Department since March to 84,798, including 1,378 deaths and 80,148 classified as inactive/recovered. 


Whitehaven welcomes vaccine site with relief, gratitude


Sunday’s new cases come from 4,342 tests, yielding a positivity rate of 7.3%.

As of Sunday, there have been 77,765 vaccinations, with 57,016 people having received at least one dose and 20,749 who have received both doses. 


Shelby County’s updated vaccination schedule


The county is continuing to vaccinate, with new first dose availability at its Appling location, Germantown Baptist Church and the Pipkin Building. There is also new second dose appointment availability starting Saturday, Feb. 13 at the Pipkin Building. Veterans 65 years and older can also be vaccinated through the VA. 

Regional hospitalized COVID patients

Updated hospital figures were not available. The Health Department said updated figures for the weekend will be given in the Monday update. 

There were 304 COVID-19 patients in Memphis-area hospitals as of 5 p.m. Thursday, according to the Tennessee Healthcare Resource Tracking System.

According to the HRTS, 93% of staffed area ICU beds are occupied, as well as 90% of staffed acute care beds. COVID-positive patients account for 23% and 10% of those beds, respectively. 

These figures include hospital facilities in Shelby, Tipton and Lauderdale counties in Tennessee as well as facilities in Crittenden County, Arkansas and DeSoto County, Mississippi. 

The Tennessee Department of Health releases statewide figures at 2 p.m. daily. 

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Daja E. Henry

Daja E. Henry is originally from New Orleans, Louisiana. She is a graduate of Howard University and the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University and currently is a general assignment reporter. 


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