Shelby County coronavirus cases increase by more than 250

By , Daily Memphian Updated: June 16, 2020 9:37 AM CT | Published: June 15, 2020 10:18 AM CT
<strong>UT's Director of Pathology Tim Hodge holds a vial containing a sample of dead COVID-19 virus to be tested at UTHSC's coronavirus testing lab on April 16, 2020.</strong> (Daily Memphian file)

UT's Director of Pathology Tim Hodge holds a vial containing a sample of dead COVID-19 virus to be tested at UTHSC's coronavirus testing lab on April 16, 2020. (Daily Memphian file)

With 256 new coronavirus cases confirmed, Shelby County now has its largest single-day increase since the pandemic began. That’s a 33% increase from the previous highest single-day increase. 

The second and third highest single-day increases occurred on June 9, with 192 new cases and June 2, with 190 new cases. 

The 256 cases come from 2,592 tests administered, a positivity rate of 9.9%. Nearly 100,000 tests (98,105) have been administered in Shelby County.

According to Shelby County Health Department data, there are a total of 6,892 confirmed cases. Considered recovered are 4,744 of the cases, leaving 2,009 active cases and 139 deaths.

The number of deaths remains the same since the Sunday, June 14 update.

The Tennessee Department of Health reports statewide figures at 2 p.m. daily. 

As of Sunday, June 14, there were 30,432 reported coronavirus cases, an increase of 891 from the day prior. That is the second highest daily increase statewide. 

The previous highest daily increase was 1,156 on May 1. 

In Tennessee, there have been 475 deaths resulting from coronavirus, according to the agency’s data. 

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Elle Perry

Elle Perry

Elle Perry serves as digital desk maanger. The Memphis native and two-time University of Memphis graduate has written for publications including The Memphis Business Journal, Memphis Flyer and High Ground News, and previously served as coordinator of The Teen Appeal.


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