54 new COVID-19 cases in Shelby County
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - The Shelby County Health Department is reporting 54 new COVID-19 cases with no additional deaths within the last 24 hours.
This brings the total COVID-19 cases to 145,455 and deaths to 2,227 since the pandemic began in 2020. Of the new cases, 11 were reported to be among children. As of Monday, there are 299 active pediatric cases.
The seven-day rolling average COVID-19 cases has dropped below 100 for the first time since the summer surge.
Shelby County Health Department reported the seven-day average is 95 cases per day between Oct. 18 and Oct. 24.
The county’s latest positivity rate reported was for the week beginning in Oct. 10 at 6.6%. This is up 1.1% from the previous week’s percentage.
Dr. Michelle Taylor said in a press conference for the Memphis-Shelby County COVID Task Force that it is expected for positivity rates to increase because there are far fewer people experiencing symptoms, so fewer people are going to get tested.
Shelby County is currently 71.5% of the way to the goal of herd immunity of 700,000 people vaccinated. The average vaccinations per day for the last seven days is 1,727.
Visit shelbytnhealth.com/COVID-19data for more COVID-19 data.
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