Shelby County’s positive rate for COVID-19 rose Thursday to 8.4 percent from Wednesday's rate of 7.6 percent. The figure is above the county's overall average rate of around 6.8 percent and below the 10 percent figure sought by health officials here.
The Shelby County Health Department reported 1,033 tests were given Thursday. Of those, 87 were positive. The total number of COVID-19 cases here stands at 5,631. The department also reported two deaths Wednesday. The death toll is now 122 in Shelby County.