Nearly 330K vaccines distributed in Shelby County

Nearly 330K vaccines distributed in Shelby County

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - The Shelby County Health Department reported 129 new COVID-19 cases within the last 24 hours along with one additional death.

There have been 91,349 cases and 1,570 deaths in Shelby County since the start of the pandemic.

Shelby County has 1,100 active COVID-19 cases. Another 88,679 cases are now inactive or recovered.

According to the health department, the most recent weekly test positivity rate is 10 percent -- from March 14 to March 20. It’s the third week in a row with a slight increase. A week earlier it was 3.8 percent and the week before that was 3.5.

Shelby County weekly test positivity rate as of March 31.
Shelby County weekly test positivity rate as of March 31. (Source: SCHD)

Another 1,722 COVID-19 cases have been identified in Tennessee bringing the state’s total case count to more than 813,000.

Data from the Tennessee Department of Health shows there are about 13,484 active cases statewide.

There were also 11 deaths reported within the last 24 hours. The death toll has reached 11,915 since the first death was reported.

TDH says there are also 837 Tennesseans battling COVID-19 complications in hospitals around the state.

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