Herman Cain fell victim to complications of COVID-19, becoming one of the most high-profile Americans taken by the virus.
Cain, 74, was a one-time presidential candidate and for a time led the field in the 2012 Republican primary. Born in Memphis, Cain was a successful businessman and public servant.
Cain’s age and previous battle with cancer in 2006 may have placed him at higher risk. He was diagnosed with the coronavirus in late June and, due to breathing troubles, was taken by ambulance to the hospital, where he died four weeks later.
Child death. This week a child who tested positive for coronavirus died of underlying conditions and was listed as a COVID fatality, becoming the first under the age of 18 to be included in local statistics.
LeBonheur Children’s Hospital said the child must be included in COVID-19 reporting as directed by the Tennessee Department of Health.
SCS going virtual. This week Shelby County Schools announced its academic year will begin August 31 and will operate with exclusively virtual learning, indefinitely.
Here are this week’s numbers.
Shelby County new cases, last 30 days
Shelby county new cases, all dates
Shelby county all cases, last 30 days
Shelby County all cases as of 8/1
Shelby County current cases, last 30 days
Shelby County tests and % positive, last 30 days
Shelby County % positive daily and cumulative
Shelby County new cases and tests, all dates
Shelby County region current hospitalizations, last 30 days
Shelby County region current hospitalizations, all dates
Shelby County region acute care
Shelby County region ICU
Shelby County deaths, last 30 days
Shelby County deaths, cumulative
Shelby County cases, deaths and percent of total for each, as of 7/29 Tennessee
Tennessee new cases, last 30 days
Tennessee new cases, all dates
Tennessee all cases, last 30 days
Tennessee all cases as of 8/1
Tennessee current cases, last 30 days
Tennessee new hospitalizations, last 30 days
Tennessee new hospitalizations, all dates
Tennessee current hospitalizations since 6/17
Tennessee deaths, last 30 days
Tennessee deaths, cumulative United States
USA new cases, last 30 days
USA new cases, all dates
USA all cases, last 30 days
USA all cases as of 8/1
USA current cases, last 30 days
USA deaths, last 30 days
USA deaths by reported date
USA deaths, cumulative
Sources: Shelby County: Shelby County Health Department Tennessee: Tennessee Department of Health U.S.A.: Johns Hopkins University