Coronavirus cases in Shelby County top 25,000

By , Daily Memphian Updated: August 16, 2020 2:55 PM CT | Published: August 16, 2020 12:04 PM CT

Shelby County Health Department reported 243 new cases of COVID-19 Sunday for a total of 25,046 since early March.

The positivity rate of the 1,589 reported tests is nearly 15.3%. 

The county also reports 324 deaths from complications of the virus, an increase of three since Saturday.


New case 7-day average falls to lowest point since June


Hospital capacity has improved compared to recent days. Staffed acute care beds are at 87% capacity. About 9% – 197 of patients in acute care – have coronavirus. Another 60 are being monitored for possible COVID-19.

The total number of tests performed in Shelby County since March is 230,933. The county’s total number of people who’ve had COVID-19 and recovered is 20,826.

Intensive Care Units in the metro-area are at 90% capacity. There are 44 available beds. The Health Department reports 30% of those in ICY are being treated for COVID-19.

The Tennessee Department of Health reported 1,961 new cases, for a total of 133,708 statewide since early March. Additionally, 21 new deaths were reported for a total of 1,366. The total number of recoveries in the state is 92,655. The total number of tests administered in Tennessee is 1,855,015.

Editor’s Note: The Daily Memphian is making our coronavirus coverage accessible to all readers — no subscription needed. Our journalists continue to work around the clock to provide you with the extensive coverage you need; if you can subscribe, please do

Meaningful news delivered to you each week

Coverage of the key happenings in our city including city hall, education, and more.

Manage Your Email Subscriptions

Topics

coronavirus Coronavirus in Shelby County Shelby County Shelby County Health Department COVID-19
Abigail Warren

Abigail Warren

Abigail Warren is a lifelong resident of Shelby County and a graduate of the University of Memphis. She has worked for several local publications and covers the suburbs for The Daily Memphian.


Comments

Reading comments and joining the conversation are some of the many benefits of subscribing. Join the conversation by clicking the View Comments button below. Not a subscriber? Click here. 

Our commenting policy can be viewed here

Meaningful news delivered to you each week

Coverage of the key happenings in our city including city hall, education, and more.

Manage Your Email Subscriptions