Coronavirus case count: 824,914 cases confirmed in Tennessee; 307,519 in Mississippi; 260,326 in Arkansas

Coronavirus

Note: Mississippi did not update data June 17-21.

Tennessee

The total COVID-19 case count for Tennessee is 824,914 as of Monday, April 12. The state reported an increase of 640.

There have been 12,015 deaths, an increase of 3 new deaths.

The Shelby County Health Department reported 92,725 total cases and 196 new cases Monday morning.

There have been 1,585 deaths. The health department says zero new deaths were reported in the last 24 hours.

The health department said more than 266,000 people have been vaccinated, more than 116,000 have been partially vaccinated and more than 149,000 have been fully vaccinated.


Mississippi

Mississippi reported 307,519 cases as of Friday, an increase of 70 cases. The state reported 0 deaths, bringing the total to 7,096.


Arkansas

The state of Arkansas reported a total 260,326 confirmed COVID-19 cases Friday. The state reported 120 confirmed new cases.

The total confirmed death toll in Arkansas is 4,511, with 0 new deaths being reported.


The Shelby County Health Department recommends strict adherence to social-distancing recommendations:

Messages for Individuals:

·         Avoid handshakes and close contact with others whenever possible.

·         Cancel or postpone gatherings of 10 or more people. Instead of visiting friends or relatives, call or video chat.

·         Stay at home whenever possible. While Shelby County School students and many others are out of school, keep children home and plan home-based activities.

·         Children and adults may exercise outdoors, while maintaining at least six feet of distance from others.

·         Do not go to work or go out in public if you are sick, especially with fever, cough or other respiratory symptoms.

·         Re-evaluate travel plans. It is strongly recommended to avoid any unnecessary travel.  If traveling overseas, check the CDC’s travel advisory website, which is updated daily: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel.  If traveling within the U.S., avoid destinations where COVID-19 has been reported.

·         Avoid non-essential flights. Traveling by private vehicle limits exposure to other people.

·         Wash your hands thoroughly and often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Scrub dirt under fingernails with a brush and soap.

·         Practice respiratory etiquette by using a tissue if coughing or sneezing, then throwing the tissue away and washing your hands.

·         Sanitize surfaces that are frequently touched by many people with anti-bacterial wipes or diluted bleach solution.

Messages for Community/Business Leaders:

·         Cancel or postpone meetings and conferences of 10 or more people.

·         Consider conducting all conferences or meetings by phone or video chat rather than face-to-face.

·         Adhere to CDC travel guidelines by reviewing the CDC’s travel website (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html) and avoiding destinations with travel health notices.

·         Discourage workers from using other workers’ phones, desks, offices, or other work tools and equipment, whenever possible.

·         Encourage and enable employee telecommuting to limit person-to-person interactions as much as possible.

·         Businesses that serve the public, including restaurants and retail stores should encourage social distancing by putting space between tables and spacing out check-out lines as much as possible.

·         Consider providing delivery or curbside pick-up options to limit interactions in stores and restaurants.

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