More Than 1,000 New Virus Cases Added This Week

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Shelby County added 1,116 new cases of COVID-19 from Monday morning to Friday morning, for an average of about 280 cases each day, in a week that saw health officials close bars completely and restaurants at 10 p.m.

Test results reported Friday morning showed 362 new cases of COVID-19 in Shelby County, rising from the 306 cases reported Thursday morning.

The latest weekly data available shows 14.2 percent of all tests were positive for the week of June 28th, an increase over the 12.4 percent of positive test reported the week before. The weekly average positivity rate has grown steadily since the 4 percent rate recorded for the week of May 4th, just as the county's economy began to reopen.

The county's overall average positive rate for COVID-19 remained steady Thursday at 8.6 percent on all test results reported since the virus arrived here in March. The total number of COVID-19 cases here stands at 13,135. The death toll rose by six on Friday in Shelby County and now stands at 214.

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