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Shelby County Health Department reports 52 new COVID-19 cases

COVID-19 Vaccination Update June 12
COVID-19 Vaccination Update June 12(Shelby County Healthy Department)
Updated: Jun. 12, 2021 at 3:11 PM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Shelby County Health Department reported 52 new cases and no new deaths Saturday 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 39 as of Saturday.

There are currently 434 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 99,161 cases and 1,681 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

A total of 647,507 vaccines have been administered with 370,149 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 June 6 shows a 3.6 percent test positivity rate -- down from seven percent a month earlier and the previous week at 4.5 percent. It peaked at 17.9 percent in the first few days of the year.

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

The health department announced a new health directive Wednesday, expected to bring more changes this weekend.

Directive 22 drops all mask restrictions for both vaccinated and unvaccinated residents. Businesses and restaurants are still able to require customers to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status.

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