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Shelby County Health Department reports 15 new cases

COVID-19 Vaccination Update June 29
COVID-19 Vaccination Update June 29(SCHD)
Published: Jun. 29, 2021 at 11:26 AM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - The Shelby County Health Department reported 15 new cases across the county Tuesday morning.

Daily case reports have decreased in recent weeks with the health department reporting over 50 days with less than 100 new cases. Shelby County is working towards its new goal of 100 days under 100 new cases.

SCHD says the weekly rolling average of COVID-19 cases in Shelby County is at 23 as of Tuesday.

There are currently 373 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 99,801 cases and 1,685 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

A total of 687,556 vaccines have been administered with 386,702 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 19 shows a 2.5 percent test positivity rate -- down from 6.1 percent a month earlier and the previous week at 2.7 percent. It peaked at 17.9 percent in the first few days of the year.

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