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Coronavirus in Memphis: Reported cases of COVID-19 rise to 7,238 in Tennessee, 152 dead

 Shelby County's count of confirmed novel coronavirus cases rose to 1,807 Monday morning, up from 1,766 on Sunday, according to the Shelby County Health Department. The number of deaths from COVID-19 rose by one, coming to a total of 38 deaths.

Statewide, the reported case rate of COVID-19 is now 7,238, up from 7,070 reported Sunday. Approximately 152 people have died in Tennessee from COVID-19 complications.

Watch the City of Memphis, Shelby County joint COVID-19 task force discuss updates:


Reported cases of COVID-19 in state rises to 7,238

The new reported case rate total for the state of Tennessee rose to 7,238, up from 7,070 cases reported on Sunday, according to the state health department.

Approximately 152 people have died from COVID-19 complications in Tennessee, up from 148 deaths reported as of Sunday.

Businesses coping with COVID-19 invited to virtual summit on April 28

As the nation's leaders discuss the possibility of reopening the economy, the Shelby County government and the Greater Memphis Chamber have called a virtual summit on April 28 to talk through the issues and offer help to local business leaders, including how to get funding.

"In the coming months as we discuss our local economy, we want to equip our local business community with the best practices and resources to allow for sustainable and safe operations that ensure that we can continue to work to flatten the curve," Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris said in a news conference Monday.

There are four separate sections: one for government employers, one for large employers, one for hospitality and restaurants, and one for small businesses, Harris said.

Reported COVID-19 case rate rises at one senior living facility

As part of their ongoing monitoring efforts of senior living facilities with reported clusters of COVID-19 cases, the Shelby County Health Department reported Monday one additional death from COVID-19 complications, as well as four new reported cases and one new facility now being monitored for a cluster outbreak.

According to the health department, a resident at The Village in Germantown died from COVID-19 complications. 

The Village has been battling a cluster outbreak among residents in the skilled nursing area since early April. On Friday, the health department reported three deaths among those residents with reported cases of COVID-19.

The affected residents within The Village's skilled nursing unit were previously in and out of hospitals with pre-existence health conditions, the facility said.

Four new reported cases of COVID-19 were reported at the Parkway Health and Rehab, a senior living facility that first reported cases among residents in early April.

Additionally, the health department is now monitoring a cluster outbreak at Lakeside Behavioral Health. Lakeside is not a senior living facility, but it is a residential treatment center for behavioral health and addiction disorders where residents often share communal living spaces.

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