Coronavirus: 220 new cases, 22 new related deaths reported

By , Daily Memphian Published: February 04, 2021 3:05 PM CT
<strong>Shelby County Health Department personnel and volunteers administer COVID-19 vaccinations on Tuesday, Jan. 12, in the Pipkin Building at Tiger Lane.</strong> (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

Shelby County Health Department personnel and volunteers administer COVID-19 vaccinations on Tuesday, Jan. 12, in the Pipkin Building at Tiger Lane. (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

The Shelby County Health Department reported 22 new coronavirus-related deaths on Thursday, Feb. 4. 

The agency also reported 220 new coronavirus cases, bringing the county’s reported total to 83,709 cases, including 78,964 recoveries, 3,427 active cases and 1,318 deaths.

The 220 new cases come from 1,985 tests, giving the day a positivity rate of 11.1%.


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In Shelby County, 49,916 people have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination dose and 17,145 have received both doses; 67,061 total doses have been administered.

There were 332 COVID-positive patients in area hospital beds as of 5 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Tennessee Healthcare Resource Tracking System. 

According to the HRTS, 94% of area ICU and 93% of area acute care beds were in use.

About 24% of patients in area ICU beds were COVID-positive (88) or suspected of having the coronavirus (3). About 13% of patients in area acute care beds were either COVID-positive (244) or suspected of having the coronavirus (50).

Also, 26 area ICU and 175 area acute care beds were available.

Bed capacity is calculated by subtracting beds occupied by patients, unstaffed beds and beds that are otherwise unavailable.

The capacity figures are inclusive of all hospital facilities in Shelby, Tipton and Lauderdale counties in Tennessee as well as facilities in Crittenden County, Arkansas, and DeSoto County, Mississippi.

The Tennessee Department of Health reports statewide coronavirus figures at 2 p.m. daily.

As of Wednesday, the state’s reported coronavirus total was 733,216 cases, including 10,033 deaths, 1,492 current hospitalizations and 693,707 recoveries.

About 6.4 million people have been tested in Tennessee.

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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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