Coronavirus: 136 cases, no new deaths

By , Daily Memphian Updated: February 28, 2021 3:23 PM CT | Published: February 28, 2021 12:00 PM CT

The Shelby County Health Department reported 136 new cases of the novel coronavirus, and no additional virus-related deaths Sunday, Feb. 28.

Those new cases come from 2,559 tests, yielding a 5.3% positivity rate. 

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Shelby County’s total reported coronavirus cases stands at 87,976, with 85,243 of those cases classified as inactive or recovered. There have been 1,496 total deaths. 

According to health department data, 91,051 people have received at least a first dose of a coronavirus vaccine, and 39,620 have been fully vaccinated, receiving both doses. A total of 130,671 doses have been administered. 

The county is now vaccinating those in phases 1a1, 1a2, 1b, and people 65 and older. 

Regional Hospital Data

There were 231 COVID-positive patients in area hospitals as of 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, according to the Tennessee Healthcare Resource Tracking System. Weekend numbers will be added in Monday’s update. 

According to the HRTS, 88% of staffed acute care beds and 90% of staffed ICU beds were occupied. Of those beds in use, 7% of patients in acute care and 21% of ICU patients were COVID-positive.

The capacity figures include 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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Daja E. Henry

Daja E. Henry

Daja E. Henry is originally from New Orleans, Louisiana. She is a graduate of Howard University and the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University and currently is a general assignment reporter. 


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