Health department reports new cases of COVID-19 in Shelby County
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Shelby County Health Department reports 107 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases and four deaths in the last 24-hours.
This brings the total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Shelby County to 146,579 and there have been 2,270 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.
The current average of COVID-19 cases is 82 cases per day for the last seven days.
There are currently 900 active COVID-19 cases in Shelby County and 263 of them are pediatric cases.
Shelby County is averaging 1,783 vaccinations per day for the last seven days and is 72.3% of the way to its vaccination goal of reaching herd immunity of 700,000 people.
Shelby County vaccine data is listed below:
- 506,712 total people vaccinated
- 980,902 total vaccinations administered
- 12, 059 vaccinations reported within the last seven days
The latest weekly test positivity rate was 3.4% for the week ending in October 23.
The Shelby County Health Department announced a new health directive on October 27. The directive lifted the mask mandate, but health officials are still encouraging businesses to require masks inside and people to get vaccinated.
Tennessee lawmakers wrapped up a special session last month that made various changes to COVID-19 restrictions.
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