Shelby County hits 20th day this month with 100+ new daily cases

Shelby County hits 20th day this month with 100+ new daily cases
Shelby County Health Department COVID-19 numbers as of April 26, 2021. (Source: SCHD)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - The Shelby County Health Department reported 153 new COVID-19 cases Monday.

It’s the 20th day this month with more than 100 new daily cases. So far there have been 94,856 cases in Shelby County.

The county’s death toll has reached 1,613 with three additional deaths reported within the last 24 hours.

There are 1,686 active cases across the county.

The latest weekly test positivity rate showed another increase from 6.1 percent to 6.9 percent. It’s increased nearly every week since the first week of March when the county experienced the lowest rate to date. The rate peaked in January at 17.9 percent.

According to the health department, there have been 305,783 people in Shelby County who have received vaccinations and 203,653 are now fully vaccinated.

The Tennessee Department of Health reported another 530 COVID-19 cases bringing the state’s total to 843,059 and six additional deaths.

The state has seen a virus death toll of more than 12,000 since the start of the pandemic.

There are currently 13,137 active cases statewide with 785 Tennesseans battling COVID-19

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