Coronavirus case announced in Memphis

A case of coronavirus turned up just across the state line from North Mississippi in Shelby County, Tennessee, which is where Memphis is located.

Posted: Mar 8, 2020 12:18 PM
Updated: Mar 8, 2020 1:41 PM

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WTVA) — A case of coronavirus turned up just over the state line from North Mississippi in Shelby County, Tennessee, which is where Memphis is located.

County health officials, who made the announcement Sunday morning, said there was not a threat to the public since the person with the virus had previously traveled outside of Tennessee.

The person with the virus is being treated in isolation at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, and those who have been in contact with that person the past 14 days will stay in quarantine at home.

Health officials in Nashville also announced a coronavirus case there, putting the number of cases in Tennessee at three.

Mississippi does not have any announced coronavirus cases at the moment.

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