MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The impact of the novel coronavirus is being felt all across the Mid-South where new cases are being announced every day and new steps are being taken to help limit the spread. Keep checking back for the latest COVID-19 updates throughout the day.
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Below are the latest updates for Saturday, May 23:
UPDATE: (9:52 p.m.) The Mississippi Department of Health reported 13,005 COVID-19 cases and 616 deaths.
UPDATE: (2:00 p.m.) The Tennessee Department of Health said there are 19,789 and 329 deaths with 12,745 recovered.
UPDATE: (1:30 p.m.) The Governor of Arkansas and the state health department provided a briefing on the state’s effort to combat the coronavirus.
There are 5,775 cases of the coronavirus in the state with 115 deaths and 4,096 recovered patients.
Arkansas has one of the lowest death rates in the country.
UPDATE: (11:40 a.m.) The Mississippi Department of Health confirms there are 13,005 cases of the coronavirus in the state and 616 deaths.
UPDATE: (10:05 a.m.) The Shelby County Health Department said there are 4,183 and 92 deaths.
UPDATE: (6:05 p.m.) The number of global cases of COVID-19 has reached over 5.2 million people and over 338,000 deaths.
But over 2 million have recovered.
The United States has over 1.6 million cases of the coronavirus with over 96,000 deaths and over 350,000 patients that have recovered.
The Arkansas Department of Health reports there are 5,612 cases in the state with 113 deaths and over 4,000 recovered patients.
Mississippi Department of Health said there are over 12,000 cases of the coronavirus in the state with 596 deaths.
Tennessee Department of Health reports the state is getting closer to 20,000 cases, in which the total number is 19,394 cases. There are 315 deaths and over 12,500 patients recovered.
There have been 4,083 total cases in Shelby County, in which 1,177 are active. 91 deaths have been reported and over 2,815 have recovered.
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