Test results reported Thursday morning showed 294 new cases of COVID-19 in Shelby County.
The county's overall average positive rate for COVID-19 rose slightly from 7.4 percent to 7.5 percent on all test results.
The Shelby County Health Department reported 2,963 tests were given. The total number of COVID-19 cases here stands at 8,688. The death toll rose by nine and is now 176 in Shelby County.