The Shelby County Department of Health announced in a press release on Saturday that all COVID-19 vaccine appointment boxes were filled in in January.
The update concludes that “the Shelby County Department of Health will continue to provide daily updates and will announce as more appointments become available.”
The Shelby County Health Department reported 552 new cases of coronavirus and 13 additional virus-related deaths on Saturday, January 9.
The 552 coronavirus cases reported on Saturday came from 4,752 test results, yielding a positive rate of 11.6%. However, the test results do not reflect the previous 24-hour period and include tests over a period of several days.
Since March, the Ministry of Health has reported a total of 73,178 cases of coronavirus and 1,016 deaths, classifying 65,071 cases as inactive / recovered.
The number of active cases in Shelby County reached 7,091, up from the 6,977 cases reported on Friday. A total of 863,237 tests were taken for the coronavirus in Shelby County, which resulted in a positive rate of 10%.
The Shelby County Health Department will resume COVID-19 vaccinations next week, by appointment only, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday at the Pipkin Building, 940 Early Maxwell Blvd. In the fairgrounds.
There were 614 COVID-19 patients in Memphis-area hospitals as of 5 p.m. Thursday, the most recent data available, according to the Tennessee Healthcare Resource Tracking System. The Ministry of Health will provide hospital data over the weekend in its update on Monday.
Hospital capacity for intensive care beds is 95% of use, and intensive care beds are 93%. There are 22 intensive care beds available with 175 open intensive care beds. Bed capacity is calculated by subtracting beds occupied by sick, unworked beds, and beds not otherwise available.
Of the 614 people hospitalized, 154 are in intensive care beds, with 460 in intensive care beds.
People infected with or suspected of having the virus account for 42% of ICU patients and 24% of acute care patients.