Shelby County coronavirus case total increases by 109

By , Daily Memphian Updated: June 23, 2020 8:15 PM CT | Published: June 23, 2020 10:24 AM CT
<strong>Tennessee Governor Bill Lee gets a COVID-19 test in front of a group of onlookers at Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church in Memphis June 19, 2020.</strong> (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee gets a COVID-19 test in front of a group of onlookers at Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church in Memphis June 19, 2020. (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)

There are 109 more coronavirus cases in Shelby County and two more deaths resulting from the disease, according to the Shelby County Health Department.


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That brings the reported total to 8,203 cases and 166 deaths; 5,662 are considered recovered.

Those 109 new cases come from 2,012 tests, a positivity rate of 5.4%. To date, 111,937 coronavirus tests have been administered in Shelby County.

As of 5 p.m. June 22, 216 people were hospitalized for coronavirus in Shelby County, according to the state’s Health Resources Tracking System.

According to HRTS, 82% of acute care beds and 76% of ICU beds in Shelby County were being utilized, overall. 

The state releases new coronavirus figures at 2 p.m. daily.

As of Monday, June 23, there were 35,553 reported coronavirus cases, with 23,567 of those considered recovered. More than 500 deaths (531) were attributed to coronavirus.

And nearly 700,000 coronavirus tests have been administered statewide.

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Elle Perry

Elle Perry

Elle Perry is a reporter and digital producer. The Memphis native and two-time University of Memphis graduate has written for publications including The Memphis Business Journal, Memphis Flyer and High Ground News, and previously served as coordinator of The Teen Appeal.


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