Coronavirus: Latest numbers aren’t great, but overall trend is improving

By , Daily Memphian Updated: August 10, 2020 11:44 AM CT | Published: August 10, 2020 10:43 AM CT
<strong>Christ Community Health Center medical staff collect nasal swabs as hundreds of Memphians line up for COVID-19 testing at its site in Hickory Hill on Tuesday, May 19, 2020.</strong> (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian file)

Christ Community Health Center medical staff collect nasal swabs as hundreds of Memphians line up for COVID-19 testing at its site in Hickory Hill on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian file)

After several days of decreasing, the 7-day average of new coronavirus cases in Shelby County has increased again.

The Shelby County Health Department reported 281 new coronavirus cases and three new related deaths on Monday, Aug. 10.


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Those 281 cases come from 1,973 tests, giving the day a positivity rate of 14.2%. 

Across area hospitals, there were 41 ICU beds available, according to Healthcare Resource Tracking System data, as of Aug. 8. There were also 235 acute care beds available. 

(Figures from that date are the latest available, according to the Health Department.)

Shelby County’s reported total is now 23,810 coronavirus cases, including 18,907 recoveries and 304 deaths. There are currently 4,599 active cases.

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

As of Sunday, Aug. 9, the agency reported 122,712 coronavirus cases, including 1,223 deaths, 5,304 hospitalizations and 80,997 recoveries.

More than 1.7 million coronavirus tests have been performed in Tennessee. 

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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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