Shelby County daily COVID-19 case total drops below 100

Shelby County COVID-19 numbers - October 12
Shelby County COVID-19 numbers - October 12(SCHD)
Published: Oct. 12, 2021 at 11:09 AM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - The Shelby County daily COVID-19 case total dropped below 100 according to Tuesday’s data from the health department. The county’s COVID-19 dashboard shows 94 new cases and no additional deaths within the last 24 hours.


Shelby County has had a total of 144,000 cases and a death toll of 2,162 since the first case was reported in March of 2020.

There are also 28 new pediatric cases with 666 active cases in Shelby County. Data shows children account for about 30% of all active cases.

Within the last 14 days, 2,516 people have been contact traced after coming in close contact with someone who has the virus.

Vaccine numbers:

  • 494,563 total people vaccianted
  • 78,589 people partially vaccinated
  • 415,974 people fully vaccinated
  • 894,671 total vaccinations administered
  • 6,549 vaccinations reported within last seven days
  • 70% of 700,000 vaccination goal reached


Hospitalizations are still in the red zone according to the latest update from the SCHD’s Healthcare Tracking System.

ICU and acute care utilization are at 93%, down from previous weeks but not enough of an increase that health officials are looking for.

New health care resource data will be released Thursday.

Healthcare resource tracking system 10/6
Healthcare resource tracking system 10/6(Shelby County Health Department)

Weekly positivity rate:

The county’s latest weekly positivity rate is the lowest its been since July 2020. For the week of September 26, Shelby County Health Department says the positivity rate was at 6.9%. At its peak during the summer, the rate was at 17.6%.

For more information on COVID-19 in Shelby County, visit

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