Weekly average COVID-19 cases continues to fall

SCHD COVID-19 data 11.6.21
SCHD COVID-19 data 11.6.21(Shelby County Health Department)
Published: Nov. 6, 2021 at 2:44 PM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Shelby County Health Department reports 69 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases and three deaths in the last 24-hours.

This brings the total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Shelby County to 146,472 and there have been 2,266 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

The current average of COVID-19 cases is 79 cases per day for the last seven days.

There are currently 880 active COVID-19 cases in Shelby County and 253 of them are pediatric cases.

COVID-19 data dashboard 11.6.21
COVID-19 data dashboard 11.6.21(Shelby County Health Department)

Shelby County is averaging 1,353 vaccinations per day for the last seven days and is 72.2% of the way to its vaccination goal of reaching herd immunity of 700,000 people.

Shelby County vaccine data is listed below:

  • 505,370 total people vaccinated
  • 976,492 total vaccinations administered
  • 9,468 vaccinations reported within the last seven days

The latest weekly test positivity rate was 3.4% for the week ending in October 23.

The Shelby County Health Department announced a new health directive on October 27. The directive lifted the mask mandate, but health officials are still encouraging businesses to require masks inside and people to get vaccinated.

Tennessee lawmakers wrapped up a special session last month that made various changes to COVID-19 restrictions.

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