The total COVID-19 case count for Tennessee is 873,685 as of July 19, with 12,633 deaths.
The Tennessee Department of Health says at least 38% of people statewide have been fully vaccinated.
The Shelby County Health Department reported 104,563 confirmed & probable cases and 1,729 deaths. That’s an increase of 403 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours.
There are have been more than 1.2 million COVID-19 tests performed.
The health department said more than 410,000 people have been vaccinated.
Mississippi reported 339,954 total cases as of July 28, an increase of 1,875 cases. The state is also reporting a total of 7,529 deaths.
The health department says more than one million people have been fully vaccinated.
The state of Arkansas reported a total of 362,580 COVID-19 cases as of July 19, with 9,750 active cases.
The total confirmed death toll in Arkansas is 5,992.
The state says at least 40% of the population ages 12 and up have been fully vaccinated.
The Shelby County Health Department recommends strict adherence to social-distancing recommendations:
Messages for Individuals:
· Avoid handshakes and close contact with others whenever possible.
· Cancel or postpone gatherings of 10 or more people. Instead of visiting friends or relatives, call or video chat.
· Stay at home whenever possible. While Shelby County School students and many others are out of school, keep children home and plan home-based activities.
· Children and adults may exercise outdoors, while maintaining at least six feet of distance from others.
· Do not go to work or go out in public if you are sick, especially with fever, cough or other respiratory symptoms.
· Re-evaluate travel plans. It is strongly recommended to avoid any unnecessary travel. If traveling overseas, check the CDC’s travel advisory website, which is updated daily: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel. If traveling within the U.S., avoid destinations where COVID-19 has been reported.
· Avoid non-essential flights. Traveling by private vehicle limits exposure to other people.
· Wash your hands thoroughly and often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Scrub dirt under fingernails with a brush and soap.
· Practice respiratory etiquette by using a tissue if coughing or sneezing, then throwing the tissue away and washing your hands.
· Sanitize surfaces that are frequently touched by many people with anti-bacterial wipes or diluted bleach solution.
Messages for Community/Business Leaders:
· Cancel or postpone meetings and conferences of 10 or more people.
· Consider conducting all conferences or meetings by phone or video chat rather than face-to-face.
· Adhere to CDC travel guidelines by reviewing the CDC’s travel website (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html) and avoiding destinations with travel health notices.
· Discourage workers from using other workers’ phones, desks, offices, or other work tools and equipment, whenever possible.
· Encourage and enable employee telecommuting to limit person-to-person interactions as much as possible.
· Businesses that serve the public, including restaurants and retail stores should encourage social distancing by putting space between tables and spacing out check-out lines as much as possible.
· Consider providing delivery or curbside pick-up options to limit interactions in stores and restaurants.