Virus Positive Rate Retreats From Upward Trend

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Shelby County’s positive rate for COVID-19 fell on test results received Thursday to about 7.2 percent, down from the 13 percent reported Thursday.

The Shelby County Health Department reported 1,562 tests were given Friday, up from the 743 tests given the day before.

The total number of COVID-19 cases here stands at 6,556, up 113 from the previous day.

The department reported two one new death on Friday. The death toll is now 139 in Shelby County.

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