More than 250 new COVID-19 cases, 15 deaths in Shelby County

By , Daily Memphian Published: February 13, 2021 12:26 PM CT

The Shelby County Health Department reported 263 new coronavirus cases and 15 additional virus-related deaths Saturday, Feb. 13.

The 15 new deaths reported range from Dec. 25 to Feb. 3, according to the Health Department.

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The 263 additional COVID-19 cases resulted from 4,037 tests, yielding a 6.5% positivity rate.

Active cases in Shelby County stand at 2,765, a decline from the 2,821 reported Friday.

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At least 69,557 people in Shelby County received one COVID-19 vaccine dose; 25,107 people have received both coronavirus vaccine doses, meaning they are fully vaccinated. A total of 94,664 total doses have been administered in Shelby County.

At the present time, Shelby County is vaccinating phase 1a1, 1a2 and those age 70 and up on an appointment-only basis. Slots are currently filled, but people can check online or call (901) 222-SHOT (7468) to be notified when appointments are available. People can also sign up for the VaxQueue standby list.

Since March, the Health Department has reported 86,070 total coronavirus cases and 1,439 deaths, classifying 81,866 cases as inactive/recovered.

A total of 994,073 COVID-19 tests have been performed in Shelby County, yielding a 10% positivity rate.

There were 256 COVID-19 patients in Memphis-area hospitals as of 5 p.m. Thursday, the latest data available, according to Tennessee’s Healthcare Resource Tracking System. The Health Department will provide weekend hospital data in its Monday update.

Hospital capacity for ICU beds is at 94% use, and acute care beds are at 88% occupancy. The number of area ICU beds available is 26 with 286 acute care beds open.

Bed capacity is calculated by subtracting beds occupied by patients, unstaffed beds and beds that are otherwise unavailable.

Of the 256 people hospitalized, 64 are in intensive care unit beds, with 192 in acute care beds.

Those who are COVID-positive or suspected of having the virus represent 18% of ICU patients and 11% of acute care patients.

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Omer Yusuf

Omer Yusuf

Omer Yusuf covers Bartlett and North Memphis neighborhoods for The Daily Memphian. He also analyzes COVID-19 data each week. Omer is a former Jackson Sun reporter and University of Memphis graduate.


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