Wednesday, July 8, 2020

New Virus Cases Swell Above 300 Again

Posted By on Wed, Jul 8, 2020 at 10:20 AM

Test results reported Wednesday morning showed 302 new cases of COVID-19 in Shelby County, a return to elevated numbers from last week.

The latest weekly data available shows 12.5 percent of all tests were positive for the week of June 21st, an increase over the 10.3 percent of positive test reported the week before. The weekly average positivity rate has grown steadily since the 4 percent rate recorded for the week of May 4th, just as the county's economy began to reopen.

The county's overall average positive rate for COVID-19 has rose again to 8.6 percent on all test results reported since the virus arrived here in March. The total number of COVID-19 cases here stands at 12,467. The death toll rose by two on Wednesday in Shelby County and now stands at 202.

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