Health Dept. reports second highest number of new cases since pandemic began

By , Daily Memphian Updated: November 10, 2020 11:34 AM CT | Published: November 10, 2020 11:34 AM CT
<strong>Christ Community Health Services staff members collect nasal swabs at a drive-thru coronavirus testing site on Wednesday, Oct. 20, on Lamar Avenue</strong>. (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

Christ Community Health Services staff members collect nasal swabs at a drive-thru coronavirus testing site on Wednesday, Oct. 20, on Lamar Avenue. (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

On Tuesday, Nov. 10, the Shelby County Health Department reported 691 new coronavirus cases, the second highest number since the start of the pandemic. 

On July 14, 700 new cases were reported.

The agency reported no new COVID-related deaths on Tuesday.

Tuesday’s 691 cases come from 8,252 tests, giving the day a positivity rate of 8.4%.

In Shelby County, 334,407 people have been tested for coronavirus; 12% have received a positive result. And 588,924 coronavirus tests have been performed; 8% of those have returned a positive result. The numbers differ because some people have been tested more than once.

Shelby County’s reported coronavirus total is now 40,681 cases, including 3,346 active cases, 36,746 inactive cases (recoveries) and 589 deaths.

There were 313 COVID-positive people in area hospital beds, as of 5 p.m. Monday, according to the state’s Healthcare Resource Tracking System; 83 were in intensive care units.

According to the HRTS, 91% of area ICU beds and 90% of area acute care beds were in use.

About 23% of area ICU patients were either COVID-positive (83) or suspected of having coronavirus (7). About 11% of area acute care patients were either COVID-positive (230) or suspected of having coronavirus (18).

And 40 area ICU beds and 252 area acute care beds were available.

The above hospital data is inclusive of all facilities in Shelby, Lauderdale and Tipton counties in Tennessee; Crittenden County, Arkansas, and DeSoto County, Mississippi.

The state’s Department of Health reports coronavirus figures at 2 p.m. daily.

As of Monday, the agency reported 287,770 coronavirus cases, including 3,610 deaths, 1,543 current hospitalizations and 252,515 inactive cases (recoveries).

About 3.9 million coronavirus tests have been performed in Tennessee.

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coronavirus Shelby County Health Department Tennessee Department of Health Tennessee Healthcare Resource Tracking System
Elle Perry

Elle Perry

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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