COVID-19 positivity rate plateaus as holiday nears
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - SCHD Director Dr. Michell Taylor says there is a chance we could see a spike in the positivity rate, following the upcoming holiday, as people travel to see family and friends.
The latest weekly test positivity rate was 2.9% for the week ending in September 6. The positivity rate has remained the same since October 24.
Shelby County Health Department reports 69 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases and no deaths over the last 24 hours.
This brings the total confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in Shelby County to 147,486 and there have been 2,289 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.
The current average of COVID-19 cases is 121 cases per day for the last seven days, up from 79 just last weekend.
There are currently 1,096 active COVID-19 cases in Shelby County and 367 of them are pediatric cases.
Shelby County is averaging 2,074 vaccinations per day for the last seven days and is 73.2% of the way to its vaccination goal of reaching herd immunity of 700,000 people.
Shelby County vaccine data is listed below:
- 512,492 total people vaccinated
- 1,001,059 total vaccinations administered
- 14,516 vaccinations reported within the last seven days
To see more information from the Shelby County Health Department click here.
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