Memphis-Shelby County COVID-19 Joint Task Force gives update as cases slowly decline

Published: Jan. 27, 2022 at 11:44 AM CST

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 COVID-19 data 1/27/22
SCHD COVID-19 data 1/27/22(Shelby County Health Department)

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

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