Memphis-Shelby County COVID-19 Joint Task Force gives update as cases slowly decline
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - The Memphis-Shelby County COVID-19 Joint Task Force held a news briefing Thursday afternoon to give an update on vaccines and cases.
The Shelby County Health Department reports 1,078 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases and 8 deaths over the last 24 hours.
This brings the total number of confirmed & probable COVID-19 cases in Shelby County to 217,112 and 2,885 deaths since the pandemic began.
SCHD reports the current seven day rolling average of COVID-19 cases 1,251 cases per day for the last seven days.
There are currently 15,623 active COVID-19 cases in Shelby County and 5,133 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 789 vaccinations per day for the last seven days and is 78.8% of the way to its vaccination goal of reaching herd immunity of 700,000 people.
Shelby County vaccine data is listed below:
- 551,610 total people vaccinated
- 1,185,280 total vaccinations administered
- 5,521 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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