Shelby County Health Department reports 25 new cases
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - The Shelby County Health Department reported 25 new cases across the county Wednesday 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 22 as of Wednesday.
There are currently 379 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 99,826 cases and 1,689 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
A total of 689,234 vaccines have been administered with 387,575 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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