Shelby County coronavirus cases rise by nearly 200

By , Daily Memphian Updated: June 24, 2020 10:35 AM CT | Published: June 24, 2020 10:30 AM CT
<strong>A Christ Community Health Services worker tests a patient for COVID-19 at First Baptist Church on Broad Avenue June 19, 2020.</strong> (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)

A Christ Community Health Services worker tests a patient for COVID-19 at First Baptist Church on Broad Avenue June 19, 2020. (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)

Shelby County has 191 more reported coronavirus cases and one more death resulting from the disease, according to the Shelby County Health Department.


Recent spike in COVID-19 cases not linked to protests or Memorial Day


That brings the total to 8,394 cases and 167 deaths. 

Those 191 new cases come from 1,342 tests, a positivity rate of 14.2%. A total of 113,279 tests have been administered in Shelby County.

Nearly 5,800 people are considered recovered from the disease in Shelby County.

The state reports new figures at 2 p.m. daily.

As of Tuesday, June 23, the Tennessee Department of Health reported 36,303 coronavirus cases statewide, including 24,068 that have recovered.

There have been 542 deaths and 2,336 people have ever been hospitalized for the disease, according to the same data.

More than 700,000 tests (705,164) have been administered in Tennessee. 

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Elle Perry

Elle Perry

Elle Perry is a reporter and digital producer. 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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