Health dept. reports another 1K COVID-19 case increase in Shelby County
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - The Shelby County Health Department says there are 1,096 new COVID-19 cases countywide with no additional virus-related deaths.
There are also 354 newly confirmed pediatric cases in Shelby County.
The health department says, as of Monday, there are 7,542 active cases with 2,647 among children -- children account for 35% of all active cases in Shelby County.
A total of 135,371 cases and 1,932 death have been reported since the beginning of the pandemic.
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare also shared a snapshot of what COVID-19 is looking like in its system.
The graphic shows there are 215 adults with COVID-19 in the hospital and 88% are among those who are unvaccinated. There are also 12 children hospitalized with the virus.
After setting a new record-high for the weekly test positivity rate (24.2%) health officials are hoping for the surge to begin a downward curve. And officials believe getting vaccinated and masking up are the best ways to make that happen.
Shelby County vaccine stats:
- 474,891 total people vaccinated
- 87,788 people partially vaccinated
- 387,103 people fully vaccinated
- 846,726 total vaccinations administered
- 9,829 vaccinations reported within last seven days
The county has a goal to have 700,00 people fully vaccinated to reach herd immunity. Right now that number as over 60% reached.
For more information on COVID-19 in Shelby County, visit shelbytnhealth.com/COVID-19data.
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