Health Department reports 125 new cases after 161 tests

By , Daily Memphian Updated: September 08, 2020 1:08 PM CT | Published: September 07, 2020 11:43 AM CT

Clarification: On Monday, the Shelby County Health Department reported 125 new coronavirus cases from 161 tests, which would give the day a positivity rate of 77.6%. During the Tuesday COVID-19 Joint Task Force briefing, chief epidemiologist David Sweat said there had been a “glitch” and that the number was actually 1,500. Public information Chip Washington confirmed that the number was 1,521. That would give the day a positivity rate of 8.2%.

Shelby County Health Department reported 125 new cases of coronavirus for a total 28,332 county-wide since early March. 

Of the 161 reported tests, 125 were positive.

The county reported one new death for a total of 397. An estimated 25,469 people have recovered and 2,466 cases in the county are active.


Shelby County Health Department reports 140 new cases


The most updated hospital data is from Friday when 90% of acute care beds were in use. Additionally, 86% of intensive care units have patients. There are 61 available in the metro area. At this time 23% of ICU beds are being for COVID-19 positive patients.

The Tennessee Department of Health reported 983 new cases Monday, Sept. 7, for a total of 165,109. Four more Tennesseans died from COVID-related illness, bringing the total number of deaths in the state to 1,869. 

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