Shelby County Health Department reports 430 new COVID-19 cases

COVID-19 Update September 19
COVID-19 Update September 19(Shelby County Health Department)
Published: Sep. 19, 2021 at 3:48 PM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - The Shelby County Health Department reported 430 new COVID-19 cases and two deaths Sunday morning.

There have been 138,288 COVID-19 cases and 1,962 deaths in Shelby County since the pandemic began

A judge granted a preliminary injunction Friday, further blocking Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee’s mask opt-out order.

This comes after a federal lawsuit filed by three families who say their children are more susceptible for contracting severe illness from COVID-19.

SCHD reports that the weekly positivity rate for the week ending in September 11 is 12.8%, down 1.3% from the previous week, and the seven day average COVID-19 cases is currently 573.

There are currently 6,282 active COVID-19 cases in the county.

COVID-19 dashboard 9-19-21
COVID-19 dashboard 9-19-21(Shelby County Health Department)

Pediatric data:

  • 125 new cases
  • 23,926 pandemic total cases
  • 1,976 active cases

Vaccination data:

  • 395,138 fully vaccinated
  • 84,259 partially vaccinated
  • 9,461 vaccinated in the last seven days
  • Average vaccines last seven days 1,413

Shelby County is working towards its goal of herd immunity and hit 68% of that goal this week.

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