Coronavirus: 119 new cases, 3 additional deaths

By , Daily Memphian Updated: April 25, 2021 8:56 PM CT | Published: April 25, 2021 12:55 PM CT

The Shelby County Health Department reported 119 new coronavirus cases and three additional deaths Sunday, April 25.

The new cases come from 2,287 tests, yielding a 5.2% positivity rate. More than 1.1 million COVID-19 tests have been performed in Shelby County, yielding a 9% positivity rate. 


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Sunday’s cases bring the county’s total to 94,703 cases, with 91,424 labeled as inactive or recovered. 1,613 people have died in Shelby County due to the coronavirus and the county currently has 1,666 active cases. 

A total of 304,327 people have been vaccinated in Shelby County, with 102,701 of those being partially vaccinated and 201,626 fully vaccinated. 

Regional hospital data

As of 5 p.m. Wednesday, the latest data available, there were 165 COVID-19 patients in Memphis-area hospitals, according to Tennessee’s Healthcare Resource Tracking System.

ICU beds are at 87% capacity and acute care beds are at 92% capacity, based on the amount of staffed beds available. There are 48 ICU beds and 181 acute care beds available. 

COVID-positive patients account for 18% of the occupied ICU beds and 5% of the occupied acute care beds. 

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

As of Friday, Tennessee’s coronavirus total stands at 841,049, with 12,142 deaths and 848 current hospitalizations. There have been 814,990 declared inactive, according to the state Department of Health.

More than 7.5 million coronavirus tests have been performed in the state. 

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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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