Shelby County reports 50 new cases, 8 deaths

By , Daily Memphian Updated: May 27, 2020 10:09 AM CT | Published: May 27, 2020 10:08 AM CT

Shelby County Health Department confirmed 50 new cases Wednesday, May 27, as testing numbers decreased to 821. 

Eight new deaths from the virus were reported Wednesday - the highest in a single day.

The positivity rate of the 821 new tests was 6.1%. The testing numbers represent a huge drop off from the 2,107 tests were confirmed Tuesday, the second highest in a single day to this point. 

Shelby County reported 4,581 coronavirus cases, 102 deaths and 3,125 recoveries, according to health department data. 

A total of 67,789 tests were performed to this point with an overall positivity rate of 6.8%.

Statewide, the Tennessee Department of Health reports 20,965 confirmed coronavirus cases, 343 deaths and 13,344 recoveries as of Tuesday.

A total of 403,504 COVID-19 tests were administered statewide with a 5.2% positivity rate. 


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Omer Yusuf

Omer Yusuf

Omer Yusuf covers Bartlett and North Memphis neighborhoods for The Daily Memphian. He also analyzes COVID-19 data each week. Omer is a former Jackson Sun reporter and University of Memphis graduate.