Shelby County reports 519 more COVID-19 cases, no new deaths

By , Daily Memphian Updated: November 29, 2020 11:03 AM CT | Published: November 28, 2020 11:08 AM CT

The Shelby County Health Department reported 519 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, Nov. 28.

The 519 coronavirus cases came from 5,714 test results, yielding a 9.1% positivity rate. Test results, however, are not reflective of the previous 24-hour period and include tests over multiple days.

There were no new virus-related deaths reported Saturday after 14 new coronavirus deaths in the previous two days.

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Overall, the Health Department has reported 47,215 total coronavirus cases and 659 deaths, classifying 43,181 cases as inactive/recovered. Active cases in Shelby County stand at 3,375, an increase from the 3,333 reported Friday.

Since March, a total of 657,351 coronavirus tests have been performed in Shelby County, yielding an 8.7% positivity rate. The number of people tested for coronavirus countywide is 365,001 with 12.9% of those test results came back positive. The numbers differ because some people have been tested more than once.

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There were 422 COVID-19 patients in Memphis-area hospitals as of 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25, according to Tennessee’s Healthcare Resource Tracking System. The Health Department will provide hospital information for Thursday through Sunday in Monday’s daily update.

Of the 422 people hospitalized, 295 are in acute care beds, with 127 in intensive care unit beds.

Hospital capacity for acute care beds is at 90% use, and ICU beds are at 92% occupancy.

Those who are COVID-positive or suspected of having the virus represent 16% of acute care patients and 33% of ICU patients.


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Omer Yusuf

Omer Yusuf

Omer Yusuf covers Bartlett and North Memphis neighborhoods for The Daily Memphian. He also analyzes COVID-19 data each week. Omer is a former Jackson Sun reporter and University of Memphis graduate.


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