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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 as they come in.

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. 

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

2:30 p.m. - Watch HERE.


612 new cases and 21 new cases in Arkansas

2:10 p.m. - (NEWS RELEASE) - Governor Asa Hutchinson provided today's update on Arkansas's COVID-19 response.

In its Monday update, the Arkansas Department of Health reported 612 new cases; 9,571 active cases; 649 hospitalized, which is up 16 from Sunday; 102 on ventilators, which is up 7 from Sunday; deaths added today, 21, for a total of 1,833; a total of 106,727 cases; 89,730 recoveries; PCR tests, 6,965; antigen tests, 641.

The Health Department reported that the top counties for new cases are Pulaski, 53; Washington, 45; Craighead, 42; and Sebastian, 37; and Benton, 30.

Governor Hutchinson released the following statement on today’s COVID-19 numbers:

"These numbers should put everyone in Arkansas on alert. We are not having a steep escalation of cases but we do see the new cases steadily increasing in the last few weeks. The increased hospitalizations and deaths are somber reminders of the current threat. United, we will have success but it takes everyone to fight hard in the coming weeks. We must do our part to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Arkansas, especially as we head toward what could be a very challenging winter."

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


2,279 new cases & 32 new deaths in Tennessee

2:00 p.m. - The Tennessee Department of Health reports 2,279 new COVID-19 cases and 32 new deaths, for a total of 249,866 cases and 3,163 deaths in the state.

There are currently 1,098 hospitalizations, 219,230 recoveries, and 3,556,087 have been tested in the state.

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


49 new student COVID-19 cases & 34 staff cases in Desoto County Schools

1:35 p.m. - Desoto County Schools reports 49 new confirmed student cases of COVID-19, and 34 positive staff cases. 491 students are quarantined.

Credit: Desoto County Schools
Released October, 26, 2020


675 new cases & 8 new deaths in Mississippi

10:20 a.m. - The Mississippi State Department of Health reports 675 new cases and 8 new deaths, for a total of 115,763 cases and 3,262 deaths in the state.

Desoto County has a total of 7,134 cases and 79 deaths in the county.

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


404 new cases & no new deaths in Shelby County

10:00 a.m. - The Shelby County Health Department reports 404 new COVID-19 cases and no new deaths, for a total of 36,492 cases and 563 deaths in the county.

There have been 33,178 recoveries in the county.

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

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

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