Coronavirus: About 250 cases added to total

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

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

Nearly 400 new coronavirus cases were reported yesterday, but the number dropped back to about 250 today.

The Shelby County Health Department reported 252 new coronavirus cases and two new related deaths on Friday, Nov. 20.

The 252 cases come from 2,565 tests, giving the day a positivity rate of 9.8%.

<strong>(Courtesy: Shelby County Health Department)</strong>

(Courtesy: Shelby County Health Department)

Shelby County’s reported coronavirus total is now 44,474 cases, including 39,906 inactive cases (recoveries), 3,942 active cases and 626 deaths.

In Shelby County, 351,616 people have been tested for coronavirus; 13% have received positive results. And 628,065 coronavirus tests have been performed; 9% returned positive results. The numbers differ because some people have been tested more than once.

There were 385 COVID-positive patients in area hospital beds as of 5 p.m. Thursday, according to the Tennessee Healthcare Resource Tracking System.

According to the HRTS, 91% of area ICU and 92% of area acute care beds were in use. 

About 29% of area ICU patients were either COVID-positive (105) or suspected of having the virus (7). About 14% of area acute care patients were either COVID-positive (280) or suspected of having the virus (39).

And 40 area ICU and 202 area acute care beds were in use.

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

Tennessee’s Department of Health reports statewide coronavirus statistics at 2 p.m. daily.

As of Thursday, the agency reported 328,088 coronavirus cases, including 4,128 deaths, 2,003 current hospitalizations and 283,785 inactive cases (recoveries).

About 4.2 million coronavirus tests have been performed in Tennessee.

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Elle Perry

Elle Perry

Elle Perry serves as digital desk maanger. 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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