MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Shelby County reported 149 new COVID-19 cases Saturday and one additional death.
It’s the county’s 25th consecutive day with more than 100 new daily cases.
Shelby County has had 95,598 cases and 1,620 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
According to the health department, there are 1,622 active cases across the county.
Earlier this week, the COVID-19 task force said a variant found amid the tremendous case surge in India was detected in Shelby County. The individual recently traveled from India and developed symptoms upon returning.
That person is isolated and testing is being conducted among their contacts.
Data shows a slight decrease in weekly test positivity rate -- from 6.9 to 6.4 percent. It’s the first drop since the beginning of March.
So far, 313,413 people in Shelby County have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 216,055 are now fully vaccinated.