Coronavirus: No additional deaths, 107 new cases

By , Daily Memphian Updated: March 21, 2021 6:35 PM CT | Published: March 21, 2021 2:20 PM CT

The Shelby County Health Department reported no virus-related deaths and 107 new coronavirus cases Sunday, March 21.

Active cases in Shelby County stand at 1,029.


Vaccination eligibility expands as shots administered increase


At least 172,804 people in Shelby County have received one COVID-19 vaccine dose; 74,348 people have received two vaccine doses. A total of 247,152 doses have been administered in Shelby County.

At the present time, Shelby County is vaccinating phases 1a1-2b and those aged 55 and up on an appointment-only basis. They can be scheduled online or by calling 901-222-7468 (SHOT).

Overall, the Health Department has reported 90,217 total coronavirus cases and 1,546 deaths, classifying 87,642 cases as inactive/recovered.

A total of 1,072,945 COVID-19 tests have been performed in Shelby County.

There were 133 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 87% use, and acute care beds are at 88% occupancy. The number of area ICU beds available is 49 with 276 acute care beds open.

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