MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - The Shelby County Health Department reported nine more deaths from COVID-19 Friday.
It’s not immediately clear when the deaths occurred. In the past, the health department attributed increases like this to reporting delays. Several days in recent weeks there have been no additional deaths reported.
SCHD also reported 161 new cases of COVID-19. There are currently 1,176 active cases in Shelby County.
So far, 92,219 people have contracted the virus in Shelby County and 1,584 have died.
The most recent weekly test positivity rate is near flat from the previous week, going from 5 percent for the week ending March 27 to 4.9 percent for the week ending April 3.
The health department reports 144,070 people in Shelby County are now fully vaccinated.
Everyone 16 and older is eligible for the vaccine.
The Tennessee Department of Health reported 1,120 deaths from COVID-19 Friday.
TDH also reported four new cases of COVID-19. There are currently 1,126 active cases in Tennessee.
So far, 822,085 people have contracted the virus in Shelby County and 12,001 have died.