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Coronavirus in Memphis: Shelby Farms Park to close on Sunday

By the numbers: The total number of deaths from COVID-19 has risen to 19 on Tuesday, according to the Shelby County Health Department. That is up from 17 the day before.

The total number of COVID-19 cases in Shelby County reached 845, Latest Memphis News the city of Memphis posted on its web site Tuesday g. The case count is up from 789 reported the day before.

Statewide cases of the coronavirus in Tennessee reached 4,138 Tuesday afternoon, up from 3,802 on Monday. There have been 72 deaths and 4 hospitalizations, according to the Tennessee Department of Health.

Coronavirus cases in Shelby County over time
The first case in the county was March 8. As of April 7, there were 845 cases and 19 deaths

Shelby Farms Park to close Sunday
In a statement on its website, Shelby Farms Park announced plans to close the park to vehicular traffic on Easter Sunday, April 12.

Shelby Farms Park gates will be closed to vehicular traffic on Sunday, April 12, 2020. Press Release Distribution Service Visitors can still enter the Park on foot or bicycle, and the gates will reopen with regular hours on Monday, April 13, 2020. For more information please click here. Stay safe and healthy, Park fans!

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