Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Virus Numbers Soften, No New Deaths Reported

Posted By on Tue, Sep 29, 2020 at 9:51 AM

New virus case numbers rose by 71 over the last 24 hours, putting the total of all positive cases in Shelby County since March at 31,462.

Total current active cases of the virus fell to 1,660, down from the 1,687 reported Monday morning. That figure had dipped to 1,399 recently.

The Shelby County Health Department recorded 2,218 tests given in the last 24 hours. Total tests given here now total 451,558. However, only 276,896 people have been tested in Shelby County.

The latest weekly positivity rate fell slightly from the week before. The average rate of positive tests for the week of September 13th was 6.3 percent, down from the 6.5 percent rate recorded for the Week of September 6th.

No new deaths were reported in the last 24 hours. Total deaths now stand at 457. The average age of those who have died here is 73, according to the health department. The age of the youngest COVID-19 death was 13. The oldest to die from the virus here was 100.

There are 6,920 contacts in quarantine, down from the 6,995 in quarantine on Monday morning.
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