Memphis-Shelby County COVID-19 Joint Task Force gives update on cases, vaccines
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - The Memphis-Shelby County COVID task force will be held a press conference Thursday afternoon to give an update on the pandemic in Shelby County.
The Shelby County Health Department reports 2,549 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases and five deaths over the last 24 hours.
This brings the total number of confirmed & probable COVID-19 cases in Shelby County to 196,464 and 2,734 deaths since the pandemic began.
SCHD reports the current seven day rolling average of COVID-19 cases 2,305 cases per day for the last seven days.
There are currently 27,301 active COVID-19 cases in Shelby County and 6,086 of them are pediatric cases.
SCHD reports the test positivity rate as 42.7% for the week ending in January 1. This is up 16.5% from the previous week and set a new record high for the almost two-year-long pandemic.
Shelby County is averaging 1,538 vaccinations per day for the last seven days and is 78.1% of the way to its vaccination goal of reaching herd immunity of 700,000 people.
Shelby County vaccine data is listed below:
- 546,357 total people vaccinated
- 1,163,395 total vaccinations administered
- 10,763 vaccinations reported within the last seven days
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