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Mid-South coronavirus live updates: Breaking down the COVID-19 data in the Mid-South

With more news coming in every hour about the coronavirus, this post will update you with the latest you need to know.
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus and cases are spreading around the Mid-South since the virus arrived in the United States in February.

At Local 24, our coverage of the coronavirus is rooted in Facts, not Fear. Visit our coronavirus section for comprehensive coverage, find out what you need to know about COVID-19, learn more about the symptoms, and keep tabs on the cases around the world here.

We will continue to track the most important coronavirus elements relating to Memphis and the Mid-South on this page. Refresh often for new information.

672 new cases & 10 new deaths in MS; 65 new cases in Desoto County

Aug 1, 2020 @ 12:10 p.m. - The Mississippi State Department of Health reports 672 new COVID-19 cases and 10 new deaths, for a total of 60,553 cases and 1,703 deaths in the state.

Desoto County has 65 new cases and zero new deaths, for a total of 3,280 cases and 27 deaths in the county.

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


194 new cases & 4 new deaths in Shelby County; more than 15,700 recoveries

Aug 2, 2020 @ 10:00 a.m. - The Shelby County Health Department reports 194 new COVID-19 cases and 4 new deaths, for a total of 21,655 cases and 284 deaths in the county.

16,146 have recovered in Shelby County.

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