SCHD: More than 600 new COVID-19 cases reported in Shelby Co.

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SHELBY CO., Tenn. (WMC) - As of Tuesday, Dec. 22, a total of 24,236 vaccinations were reported. On that same day, 6,459 new vaccinations within the last 24 hours were reported.

About .3 percent of Shelby County’s population has received the first dose of the vaccine.

Here’s a breakdown of the demographics of everyone who has gotten a COVID-19 vaccine in Tennessee.

Tennessee vaccine demographics
Tennessee vaccine demographics (Source: Tennessee Department of Health)

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The Shelby County Health Department has reported 619 new coronavirus cases and four more deaths on Christmas Day. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 64,014 coronavirus cases and 839 deaths have been reported.

There are currently 6,613 active COVID-19 cases in Shelby County. Within the last 14 days, 2,382 coronavirus contacts have been identified and placed in quarantine.

The weekly test positivity rate is 12.4 percent. SCHD said the testing positivity rate is the percentage of all tests conducted that are found to be positive.

COVID-19 Positivity Rate in Shelby County
COVID-19 Positivity Rate in Shelby County (Source: SCHD)

As of Wednesday, hospital capacity was still limited with 92 percent of acute care beds and 95 percent of ICU beds currently utilized.

Healthcare Resource Tracking System
Healthcare Resource Tracking System (Source: SCHD)

The Shelby County Health Department released a map showing zip codes with the highest COVID-19 case rate per 100,000 population. Five zip codes have the highest coronavirus cases countywide.

Map of COVID-19 cases in Shelby County
Map of COVID-19 cases in Shelby County (Source: SCHD)

More than 26,400 of the coronavirus cases countywide are African-American. Sixty percent of coronavirus deaths in Shelby County are African American.

About 60 percent of COVID-19 cases in Shelby County are below the age of 44, and 89.5 percent of COVID-19 deaths are above 55 years old. Around 81 percent of COVID-19 deaths in Shelby County have a cardiac condition.

Below is a list of ongoing and completed clusters at long-term care facilities:

Long-term care facilities with COVID-19 clusters
Long-term care facilities with COVID-19 clusters (Source: SCHD)
Long-term care facilities with completed COVID-19 clusters
Long-term care facilities with completed COVID-19 clusters (Source: SCHD)
Inmates/corrections employees with COVID-19 in Shelby Co.
Inmates/corrections employees with COVID-19 in Shelby Co. (Source: SCHD)
Detainees/corrections employees with coronavirus cases in Shelby Co.
Detainees/corrections employees with coronavirus cases in Shelby Co. (Source: SCHD)

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