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Breaking down the latest COVID-19 data in Memphis and the Mid-South

We will be monitoring Mid-South coronavirus numbers and will update this page frequently.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Local 24 News continues to track the latest COVID-19 numbers in Memphis and the Mid-South. On this page you will find case information for Shelby County, as well as the states of Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas. 

Refresh often for new information. 



2,426 cases and 46 new deaths in Arkansas

4:50 p.m. - The Arkansas Department of Health reports 2,426 new COVID-19 cases and 46 new deaths, for a total of 300,430 cases and 4,985 deaths in the state.

There are currently 16,533 active cases in Arkansas.

Find the full breakdown from the Arkansas Department of Health HERE.


Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves extends COVID-19 executive order until March 3

3:45 p.m. - (NEWS RELEASE) - Today, Governor Tate Reeves announced the decision to extend Executive Order 1535 and Executive Order 1536 until Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 5:00 PM. 

Under E.O.1536, the following counties are currently under a county wide mask mandate after meeting certain requirements in relation to COVID-19:

Alcorn, Amite, Attala, Benton, Bolivar, Calhoun, Carroll, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Claiborne, Clarke, Clay, Coahoma, Copiah, Covington, De Soto, Forrest, Franklin, George, Greene, Grenada, Hancock, Harrison, Hinds, Holmes, Humphreys, Itawamba, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson Davis, Jones, Kemper, Lafayette, Lamar, Lauderdale, Leake, Lee, Leflore, Lincoln, Lowndes, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Monroe, Montgomery, Neshoba, Newton, Noxubee, Oktibbeha, Panola, Pearl River, Perry, Pike, Pontotoc, Prentiss, Rankin, Scott, Simpson, Smith, Stone, Sunflower, Tallahatchie, Tate, Tippah, Tishomingo, Tunica, Union, Walthall, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Webster, Winston, Yalobusha and Yazoo Counties. 

"We as Mississippians have to continue to take this virus seriously. We are continuing to work to get shots in arms and provide vaccines to those who meet the requirements. Please continue to social distance, wear your mask and keep your gatherings small," Governor Tate Reeves.

A copy of the executive order 1543 can be found here.


1,856 new cases & 133 new deaths in Tennessee

2:15 p.m. - The Tennessee Department of Health reports 1,856 new COVID-19 cases and 133 new deaths, for a total of 733,216 cases and 10,033 deaths. 

There are currently 1,492 hospitalizations in the state.

Find the full breakdown from the Tennessee Department of Health HERE. 


254 new cases & 7 new deaths in Shelby County

10:00 a.m. - The Shelby County health Department reports 254 new COVID-19 cases and 7 new deaths, for a total of 83,489 cases and 1,296 deaths in the county.

There have been 78,463 recoveries in the county. 

Find the full breakdown from the Shelby County Health Department HERE. 


791 new cases & 26 new deaths in Mississippi

9:10 a.m. - The Mississippi State Department of Health reports 791 new COVID-19 cases and 26 new deaths, for a total of 277,322 cases and 6,158 deaths in the state.

Desoto County has a total of 18,490 cases and 210 deaths.

Find the full breakdown from the Mississippi State Department of Health HERE.