Coronavirus: New cases around 200

By , Daily Memphian Updated: February 26, 2021 3:18 PM CT | Published: February 26, 2021 12:57 PM CT

According to the latest Shelby County Health Department data, 83,257 people in Shelby County have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose; 36,581 people have received both COVID-19 vaccine doses, meaning they are fully vaccinated.

And 119,838 total doses have been administered in Shelby County.

At the present time, Shelby County is now in Phase 1b of the state’s COVID-19 vaccination plan. This phase makes vaccination available to residents who are 65 years and older, teachers, and child care staff.

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The Shelby County Health Department reported 199 new coronavirus cases and five new coronavirus-related deaths on Friday.

Those 199 cases come from 3,614 tests, giving the day a positivity rate of 5.5%.

Shelby County’s reported coronavirus total is now 87,648 cases, including 84,648 inactive cases (recoveries), 1,296 active cases and 1,484 deaths.

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There were 231 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, 88% of area ICU and 90% of area acute care beds were in use.

About 21% of patients in area ICU beds were COVID-positive (76) or suspected of having the coronavirus (1). About 9% of patients in area acute care beds were either COVID-positive (155) or suspected of having the coronavirus (38).

And 38 area ICU and 291 area acute care beds were available.

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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.

As of Friday, Tennessee’s reported coronavirus total is 772,513 cases, including 11,377 deaths, 1,283 current hospitalizations and 746,954 inactive cases (recoveries).

About 6,753,759 million coronavirus tests have been performed in Tennessee.


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