Coronavirus: Two new deaths reported

By , Daily Memphian Published: March 31, 2021 11:42 AM CT

The Shelby County Health Department reported two new deaths related to coronavirus as well as fewer than 100 new coronavirus cases Wednesday, March 31.

The agency reported 90 new cases. The 90 new cases come from 1,420 tests, giving the day a positivity rate of 6.4%.


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Shelby County’s reported coronavirus total is now 91,220 cases, including 88,581 inactive cases, 1,070 active cases and 1,569 deaths.

Updated area hospital capacity figures were unavailable.

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

As of March 30, the agency reported 810,529 total coronavirus cases, including 11,894 deaths, 816 current hospitalizations and 785,678 recoveries.

About 7.2 million coronavirus tests have been administered in Tennessee.

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Elle Perry

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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