Shelby County reports 116 new cases, performs 2,615 tests

By , Daily Memphian Updated: May 19, 2020 11:46 AM CT | Published: May 19, 2020 10:12 AM CT

The Shelby County Health Department reported 116 new cases of coronavirus Tuesday for a total of 3,877 cases during the pandemic. The increase is the largest since April 18.

Shelby County said 2,615 people were tested Monday. The number of tests surpasses Shelby County’s goal of 2,400 tests per day. The daily positivity rate Monday was 4.4%.

To date, 54,842 tests have been administered in Shelby County, according to Shelby County Health Department. The overall positivity rate in Shelby County continues to decline and is slightly less than 7.1%. 

Shelby County Health Department reported 2,537 people have recovered. Three new deaths were reported for a total of 88.

Tennessee Department of Health releases its update at 2 p.m. daily. Monday the state reported 18,011 cases of coronavirus. While 9,888 have recovered, 301 have died from complications of the virus. Statewide 337,428 people have been tested.


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Abigail Warren

Abigail Warren

Abigail Warren is a lifelong resident of Shelby County and a graduate of the University of Memphis. She has worked for several local publications and covers the suburbs for The Daily Memphian.