Health department reports 154 new COVID-19 cases in Shelby County

COVID-19 data 10.16.21
COVID-19 data 10.16.21(Shelby County Health Department)
Published: Oct. 16, 2021 at 3:28 PM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Shelby County Health Department reports 154 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases and 1 death within the last 24 hours.

This brings the total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Shelby County to 144,592 and there have been 2,184 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

The seven day rolling average of COVID-19 cases is currently 136.

COVID-19 data dashboard 10.16.21
COVID-19 data dashboard 10.16.21(Shelby County Health Department)

Shelby County is averaging803 vaccinations per day for the last seven days and is 71% of the way to its vaccination goal of reaching herd immunity of 700,000 people.

Shelby County vaccine data is listed below:

  • 496,968 total people vaccinated
  • 77,296 people partially vaccinated
  • 419,672 people fully vaccinated
  • 900,714 total vaccinations administered
  • 5,620 vaccinations reported within the last seven days

The weekly test positivity rate has dropped in recent weeks as well. On October 9 the weekly positivity rate was reported at 5.5%, down from 17.6% at the peak of the summer surge in August.

Shelby County hospital capacity data shows more than 90% of Mid-South hospitals are being utilized.

This is partially due to COVID-19 patients in need of care due to side effects from the virus along with patients with other health issues.

The Shelby County Health Department reports acute care utilization is at 92% and ICU is at 94%, showing utilization in the red zone, according to the Healthcare Resource Tracking System.

The numbers were last reported on Wednesday, October 13 at 5 p.m.

Healthcare resource tracking system 10.15.21
Healthcare resource tracking system 10.15.21(Shelby County Health Department)

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