Daily COVID-19 cases continue to drop in Shelby County

COVID-19 data 10.20.21
COVID-19 data 10.20.21(Shelby County Health Department)
Published: Oct. 20, 2021 at 12:08 PM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - New COVID-19 case numbers have been dropping in recent weeks, and today the health department reported fewer than 100 new cases.

Shelby County Health Department reports 94 new COVID-19 cases and eight deaths within the last 24 hours. This brings the total COVID-19 cases to 144,968 and deaths to 2,201 since the pandemic began in 2020.

The seven-day rolling average of reported cases has also been dropping and is currently 117 cases per day for October 12 through 18.

COVID-19 data dashboard 10.20.21
COVID-19 data dashboard 10.20.21(Shelby County Health Department)

Of the new cases, only 14 were reported to be children. Currently, there are 352 active pediatric cases, which is just over 24% of the 1,440 total active cases county-wide.

The county’s latest positivity rate is down to 5.5%, a stark difference from the peak of the Delta variant surge in early August.

Shelby County vaccine data:

  • 498,548 total people vaccinated
  • 76,587 people partially vaccinated
  • 421,961 people fully vaccinated
  • 904,536 total vaccinations administered
  • 4,985 vaccinations reported with the last seven days

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