Tuesday, October 13, 2020

New Daily Virus Case Count Highest in Weeks

Posted By on Tue, Oct 13, 2020 at 10:18 AM

New virus case numbers rose by 347 over the last 24 hours, putting the total of all positive cases in Shelby County since March at 33,481. The new daily total is the highest in many weeks.

Total current active cases of the virus rose to 1,769 from 1,516 on Monday. The new active case count represents 5.3 percent of all cases of the virus reported here since March.

The Shelby County Health Department said 5,106 tests were given in the last 24 hours. Total tests here now total 494,909.

The latest weekly positivity rate held steady from the week before. The average rate of positive tests for the week of September 27th was 5.2 percent, the same rate recorded for the week of September 20th.

The latest weekly positive rate remains the lowest since the week of May 17th. The figure was 4 percent for the week of May 4th. But before that, the figure had only been as low as 5 percent during the week of March 8th.

No new deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours. Total deaths now stand at 537. The average age of those who have died here is 74, 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 6,875 contacts in quarantine.

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