Coronavirus: Statewide number of hospitalizations down

By , Daily Memphian Updated: February 20, 2021 2:42 PM CT | Published: February 20, 2021 12:34 PM CT

According to the latest Shelby County Health Department data, 74,396 people in Shelby County have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose; 29,237 people have received both COVID-19 vaccine doses, meaning they are fully vaccinated.

And 103,633 total doses have been administered in Shelby County.

At the present time, Shelby County is vaccinating phase 1a1, 1a2 and those age 70 and up on an appointment-only basis. Slots are currently filled, but people can check online or to call (901) 222-SHOT (7468) to be notified when appointments are available. People can also sign up for the VaxQueue standby list. 

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The Shelby County Health Department reported 93 new coronavirus cases and two new coronavirus-related deaths on Saturday, Feb. 20.

Shelby County’s reported coronavirus total is now 86,779 cases, including 83,578 inactive cases (recoveries), 1,747 active cases and 1,454 deaths.

There were 259 COVID-positive patients in area hospital beds as of 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19., according to the Tennessee Healthcare Resource Tracking System.

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According to the HRTS, 20% of area ICU and 9% of area acute care beds were in use.

About 20% of patients in area ICU beds were COVID-positive (68) or suspected of having the coronavirus (1). About 9% of patients in area acute care beds were either COVID-positive (191) or suspected of having the coronavirus (34).

And 33 area ICU and 263 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 releases statewide coronavirus figures at 2 p.m. daily.

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As of Friday, Tennessee’s reported coronavirus total is 762,673 cases, including 11,064 deaths, 973 current hospitalizations and 734,152 inactive cases (recoveries).

About 6.6 million coronavirus tests have been performed in Tennessee.



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