COVID-19 test positivity rate skyrockets, sets new pandemic record for Shelby County
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - The COVID-19 test positivity has rate skyrocketed again, jumping up 16.5% from the previous week and setting a new record high for the almost two-year-long pandemic.
The Shelby County Health Department reports the test positivity rate as 42.7% for the week ending in January 1.
Along side the spike in the positivity rate, new COVID-19 cases continue to stay in the thousands for Shelby County.
SCHD reports 3,061 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases and 10 deaths over the last 24 hours.
This brings the total number of confirmed & probable COVID-19 cases in Shelby County to 183,392 and 2,715 deaths since the pandemic began.
SCHD reports the current seven day rolling average of COVID-19 cases 2,047 cases per day for the last seven days.
There are currently 18,970 active COVID-19 cases in Shelby County and 3,657 of them are pediatric cases.
Shelby County is averaging 2,417 vaccinations per day for the last seven days and is 77.6% of the way to its vaccination goal of reaching herd immunity of 700,000 people.
Shelby County vaccine data is listed below:
- 543,204 total people vaccinated
- 1,149,648 total vaccinations administered
- 8,690 vaccinations reported within the last seven days
More on Shelby County’s COVID-19 data can be found at shelbytnhealth.com/COVID-19data.
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