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Breaking down the latest COVID-19 data in Memphis & 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. 

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RELATED: Shelby County to move to Phase 1b vaccinations on Wednesday: 65 & older, teachers, & child care staff

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268 new cases & 13 new deaths in Arkansas

5:15 p.m. - The Arkansas Department of Health reports 268 new COVID-19 cases and 13 new deaths, for a total of 314,713 cases and 5,336 deaths in the state.

There are currently 6,478 active cases in Arkansas.

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

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1,372 new cases & 7 new deaths in Tennessee

2:30 p.m. - The Tennessee Department of Health reports 1,372 new COVID-19 cases and 7 new deaths, for a total of 762,673 cases and 11,064 deaths in the state.

There are currently 973 hospitalizations in Tennessee.

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

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Memphis VA postpones Saturday COVID-19 vaccinations

10:45 a.m. - COVID vaccinations scheduled on Saturday, February 20th at the Memphis VA Medical Center are postponed due to continuing inclement weather in Memphis and surrounding areas. Veterans with scheduled appointments to receive the vaccine on this Saturday will be contacted and rescheduled. This action is being taken out of concern for the safety of our Veterans and staff.

SPECIAL NOTE regarding when the second dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine can be given:

Per the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the second dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine should be given as close to 21 days after the first dose as possible. However, if a second dose cannot be given in 21 days and a delay is unavoidable, it may be given up to 6 weeks (42 days) after the first dose. Veterans who had to be rescheduled due to inclement weather will be given an appointment within this timeframe.

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42 new cases & 9 new deaths in Shelby County

10:00 a.m. - The Shelby County Health Department reports 42 new COVID-19 cases and 9 new deaths, for a total of 86,686 cases and 1,452 deaths in the county.

There have been 83,360 recoveries in Shelby County.

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

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360 new cases & 3 new deaths in Mississippi

9:15 a.m. - The Mississippi State Department of Health reports 360 new COVID-19 cases and 3 new deaths, for a total of 289,892 cases and 6,534 deaths in the state.

Desoto County has a total of 19,351 cases and 226 deaths in the county.

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