Breaking News
More () »

Memphis News & Weather | Memphis, TN | WATN - localmemphis.com

Mid-South coronavirus live updates: 380 new COVID-19 cases in Shelby County

With more news coming in every hour about the coronavirus, this post will update you with the latest you need to know.
Credit: WATN

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 


10:00 a.m. – The Shelby County Health Department reported 380 new cases of COVID-19 and 3 new deaths.

Health officials say the county now has a total of 11,424 confirmed cases and 197 related deaths.

7,320 have recovered from the coronavirus. Authorities say 138,491 have been tested.

To find a full breakdown on cases from the Shelby County Health Department click here.

As of Friday, the Tennessee Department of Health reported a total of 48,172 COVID-19 cases and 633 related deaths in the state.

Authorities announced 862,121 have been tested and 2,825 have been hospitalized.

29,591 have recovered.


In Mississippi, health officials report 990 new COVID-19 cases and 4 new deaths.

The long-term care facilities report an active outbreak of 100.

Health officials report a total of 30,674 cases and 1,107 deaths in the state.

DeSoto County reports a total of 1,572 confirmed cases.


The Arkansas Department of Health reports 6,125 active COVID-19 cases and 286 deaths, as cases total to 23,209 in the state.

16,726 have recovered.

Credit: health department
Saturday July 4th COVID-19 cases Arkansas

Coronavirus in Context: 

The symptoms of coronavirus are similar to the flu or a bad cold. Symptoms include a fever, cough and shortness of breath, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

Most healthy people will have mild symptoms. A study of more than 72,000 patients by the Centers for Disease Control in China showed 80-percent of the cases there were mild.

But infections can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death, according to the World Health Organization. Older people with underlying health conditions are most at risk.

The CDC believes symptoms may appear anywhere from two to 14 days after being exposed.

Lower your risk

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces. 
  • If you are 60 or over and have an underlying health condition such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes or respiratory illnesses like asthma or COPD, the World Health Organization advises you to try to avoid crowds or places where you might interact with people who are sick.

RELATED: Mid-South coronavirus live updates: 1,822 new cases & 13 new deaths in TN; nearly 29,600 recoveries

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