Active Case Count Falls Below 3,000



Shelby County added 128 new cases of COVID-19 on test results reported since Tuesday morning.

The number is not the number of new cases on tests given yesterday. Tests results are not always returned within 24 hours. The new case count comes from numerous tests over numerous days from numerous laboratories.

The latest weekly data available shows 11.5 percent of all tests were positive for the week of August 9th. The figure is down from the 13.2 percent  percent rate recorded for the week of August 2nd. It marked the fourth straight decline in the weekly positivity rate since mid-July.

The county's overall average positive rate for COVID-19 was 10.8 percent on Tuesday. The number is the average of all positive tests from all test results reported since the virus arrived here in March.

The total number of COVID-19 cases here stands at 26,656. One new death was reported since Tuesday morning. The death toll in Shelby County now stands at 367.

The total of known COVID-19 cases diagnosed in Shelby County was 2,988. This marks the first time the figure has been below 3,000 in weeks. The number is 11.2 percent of all virus cases recorded in Shelby county since March. There were 10,357 contacts in quarantine as of Tuesday, the same number as Monday.


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