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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. 



644 new cases & 15 new deaths in Tennessee

3:30 p.m. - The Tennessee Department of Health reports 644 new COVID-19 cases and 15 new deaths, for a total of 776,337 cases and 11,436 deaths in the state.

There are currently 884 hospitalizations in the state.

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

RELATED: Tennessee moves to Phase 1C for 16+ with high-risk medical conditions & pregnant women, starting Monday


440 new cases & 4 new deaths in Arkansas

2:40 p.m. - The Arkansas Department of Health reports 440 new COVID-19 cases and 4 new deaths, for a total of 322,949 cases and 5,254 deaths in the state.

There are currently 4,254 active cases in the state.

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


WATCH: Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves gives update on COVID-19 in the state

2:30 p.m. - Watch HERE.

(MISSISSIPPI GOVERNOR'S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE) - Today, Governor Tate Reeves signed Executive Order 1549. This order will go into effect at 5:00 PM on March 3rd and stay in effect until March 31st. 

"Today, I signed what I expect will be one of my last executive orders regarding COVID-19. Our hospitalizations have plummeted, and our case numbers have fallen dramatically as well. In fact, our case numbers have fallen to the point where no county meets the original criteria for a mask mandate," said Governor Tate Reeves. 

"I am replacing our current orders with recommendations. Everyone should continue to listen to Dr. Dobbs and other health advisors for the best possible wisdom regarding how you can personally stem any risk of catching COVID. Their insight is valuable. The only rules that will remain in this order are a capacity limit of 50% on indoor arenas, and those that govern K-12 schools." 

Mississippians are encouraged, though not ordered, to wear a face covering and practice social distancing. K-12 schools will still require a mask where social distancing is not possible. Seating for K-12 extracurricular activities at outdoor venues is now set at 50% capacity and 25% maximum seating capacity inside. Seating capacity for indoor bowl and arena seating is now increased to 50%. 

A copy of executive order 1549 can be found here.


WATCH: Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson gives update on COVID-19 in the state

1:30 p.m. - Watch HERE.


WATCH: Memphis & Shelby County COVID-19 Task Force briefing

12:00 p.m. - Watch HERE.


Latest numbers from Desoto County Schools

11:50 a.m. - Desoto County reports a big drop in COVID-19 numbers this week. The district said there are 3 new student cases and 22 students quarantined. There are 2 new staff cases.

Credit: Desoto County Schools


Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland extends State of Emergency

10:50 a.m. - Read more HERE.

Mayor Strickland has extended the State of Emergency. Click below to read the executive order.


301 new cases & 44 new deaths in Mississippi

10:05 a.m. - The Mississippi State Department of Health reports 301 new cases and 44 new deaths, for a total of 295,295 cases and 6,724 deaths in the state.

Desoto County has a total of 19,690 cases and 230 deaths in the county.

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


42 new cases & 0 new deaths in Shelby County

10:00 a.m. - The Shelby County Health Department reports 42 new COVID-19 cases and no new deaths, for a total of 88,153 cases and 1,498 deaths in the county.

There have been 85,428 recoveries in the county.

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

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