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Coronavirus live blog: 845 reported COVID-19 cases in Shelby County, 18 deaths

By the numbers: The total number of deaths from COVID-19 has risen to 18 on Tuesday, according go the City of Memphis. That is up from 11 the day before.

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

Statewide cases of the coronavirus in Tennessee reached 3,802 Monday afternoon, up from 3,633 on Sunday. Latest Memphis News There have been 65 deaths and 352 hospitalizations, according to the Tennessee Department of Health.

Memphis halts out of cart waste service 
The City of Memphis has suspended out of cart solid waste pick up effective immediately, the city said Tuesday. Yard waste is the one exception to the policy. 

Only garbage placed it a city of Memphis roll cart will be picked up, a move intended to keep the city's solid waste employees safer. People in need of roll carts can lease one from the city for $10 a month. Call 311 for more information. 

The city is also asking that any trash bag containing COVID-19 waste be double bagged. The changes do not impact the collection schedule. 

Kroger to limit number of shoppers in stores
Kroger announced on Monday that it would be limiting the number of shoppers that can be in a grocery store at one time to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. Press Release Distribution Service The number of shoppers allowed at each location will be different, depending on the size of the store. The reduced capacity limits allow for 1 person per 120 square feet of store space. 

Stores across the country are supposed to have the number of shoppers allowed in the store at once posted outside by Tuesday. 

The grocery chain is also taking additional steps to protect its staff and customers, it said, including encouraging workers to wear masks and gloves and waiving prescriptions delivery fees for people who get prescriptions by mail. The store is also considering testing one-way store aisles in certain markets, to see if it helps keep customers further apart. 

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