255K COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in Shelby County so far

255K COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in Shelby County so far
Shelby County COVID-19 update as of March 23, 2021 (Source: SCHD)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Shelby County reported 85 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, bringing the state’s total since the start of the pandemic to 90,396.

The death toll stands at 1,546.

According to the Shelby County Health Department, there are just more than 1,000 active cases in the county -- 1,093 total. Another 87,757 cases are now inactive or recovered.

The county’s most recent weekly test positivity rate -- from March 7 to March 13 -- is 3.5 percent, up just slightly from 3.3 percent the week before.

Cases have been on a downward trend for the most part since the first of the year when the weekly test positivity rate peaked at 17.9 percent. Just twice since then has the county seen an increase week to week.

SCHD reports 255,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered in Shelby County with more than 175,000 people receiving at least one dose.

People 45 or older and in phase 3 are currently eligible. People in the previous phases -- phase 1a1, 1a2, 1b, 1c, 2a and 2b are also still eligible. (Click here to see who’s included in those groups.)

Visit covid19.memphistn.gov to make an appointment.

The Tennessee Department of Health says there has been a total of 803,104 cases in the Volunteer State after another 1,459 cases were reported Tuesday afternoon.

There were also 34 additional virus-related deaths reported within the last 24 hours bringing the death toll to 11,747.

TDH says there are 756 Tennesseans fighting COVID-19 in the hospital and there are at least 13,500 active cases statewide.

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