Coronavirus: Seven new deaths, more than 350 new cases reported

By , Daily Memphian Published: November 27, 2020 11:08 AM CT
<strong>Christ Community Health Services staff members collect nasal swabs at a drive-thru coronavirus testing site in October on Lamar Ave.</strong> (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian file)

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

The Shelby County Health Department reported 366 new coronavirus cases and seven new related deaths on Friday, Nov. 27.

The 366 cases come from 5,499 tests, giving the day a positivity rate of 6.7%.

In Shelby County, 361,799 people have been tested for coronavirus; 13% have received positive results. And 651,637 coronavirus tests have been performed; 9% have returned positive results. (The total numbers differ because some people have been tested more than once.)

Shelby County’s reported coronavirus total is now 46,696 cases, including 42,704 inactive cases (recoveries), 3,333 active cases and 659 deaths.

Updated hospital capacity information was unavailable on Friday. The Health Department said information for Thursday through Sunday would be included in Monday’s update.

As of 5 p.m. Nov. 25, 422 COVID-19 patients were in area hospital beds, according to the Tennessee Healthcare Resource Tracking System.

According to the HRTS, 92% of area intensive care unit beds and 90% of area acute care beds were in use then, and 36 area ICU and 239 area acute care beds were available.

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

As of 5 p.m. Thursday, the agency reported 352,376 coronavirus cases, including 4,519 deaths, 2,178 current hospitalizations and 312,885 inactive cases (recoveries).

About 4.4 million coronavirus tests have been performed in Tennessee.


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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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