Infectious disease expert to weigh in as COVID-19 case numbers drop
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Infectious disease expert Dr. Steve Threlkeld held a COVID-19 Q&A Wednesday afternoon.
The doctor discussed various topics such as symptoms of long COVID-19 and the likelihood of reinfection a second or even third time with the virus.
The doctor said last week he is optimistic that the highest of COVID-19 cases are behind us.
This week, the data is trending down with less than 1,000 cases being reported and a drop in the test positivity rate.
The Shelby County Health Department reports 852 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases and 14 deaths over the last 24 hours.
This brings the total number of confirmed & probable COVID-19 cases in Shelby County to 216,034 and 2,877 deaths since the pandemic began.
SCHD reports the current seven day rolling average of COVID-19 cases 1,319 cases per day for the last seven days.
There are currently 16,859 active COVID-19 cases in Shelby County and 5,402 of them are pediatric cases.
SCHD reports the test positivity rate as 28.8% for the week ending in January 15.
Shelby County is averaging 463 vaccinations per day for the last seven days and is 78.3% of the way to its vaccination goal of reaching herd immunity of 700,000 people.
Shelby County vaccine data is listed below:
- 550,652 total people vaccinated
- 1,181,362 total vaccinations administered
- 3,241 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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