Shelby Co. Health Department reports 24 new COVID-19 cases

COVID-19 Vaccination Update June
COVID-19 Vaccination Update June(Shelby County Healthy Department)
Updated: Jun. 8, 2021 at 11:53 AM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - The Shelby County Health Department reported 24 new cases and no new deaths Tuesday morning. Daily case reports have decreased in recent weeks with the health department reporting more days with less than 100 new cases.

SCHD says the weekly rolling average of COVID-19 cases in Shelby County is at 45 as of Tuesday.

There are currently 553 active cases in the county. The active case count has remained below 1,000 since Friday, May 28 and has continued to drop each day.

Shelby County has had 99,069 cases and 1,679 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

A total of 640,691 vaccines have been administered with 367,661 people now fully vaccinated. The county’s goal is 700,000 to reach herd immunity.

The health department reported another drop in test positivity rate last week. The most recent data for the week ending May 29 shows a 4.5 percent test positivity rate -- down from seven percent a month earlier and the previous week at 5.9 percent. It peaked at 17.9 percent in the first few days of the year.

Weeks after COVID-19 restrictions, including mask mandates, were loosened in Shelby County, there’s no sign yet of a case increase.

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