Shelby County coronavirus cases top 12,000

By Updated: July 06, 2020 7:53 PM CT | Published: July 06, 2020 10:28 AM CT
<strong>Christ Community Health Center medical staff collect nasal swabs as hundreds of Memphians line up for COVID-19 testing at their site in Hickory Hill on Tuesday, May 19, 2020.</strong> (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

Christ Community Health Center medical staff collect nasal swabs as hundreds of Memphians line up for COVID-19 testing at their site in Hickory Hill on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

There are 190 more reported coronavirus cases and two more reported deaths resulting from the disease in Shelby County as of July 6, 2020, according to the Shelby County Health Department.

That brings the area’s total to 12,019 reported cases and 200 reported deaths. 


Editor’s Note: Due to a data outage, new cases on June 30 for Shelby County and June 29 for Tennessee, in the graph, represent two days of data. 

The 190 new cases come from 1,443 tests, a positivity rate of 13.2%.

The highest single-day case increases (and corresponding daily positivity rates) in Shelby County since the beginning of the pandemic are as follows:

  • 442 – July 3 (12.9% positivity rate)
  • 405 – July 5 (16.1% positivity rate)
  • 394 – July 2 (12.5% positivity rate)
  • 385 – June 20 (12.3% positivity rate)
  • 380 – July 4 (12.5% positivity rate)

Overall, 142,416 tests have been administered in Shelby County. So far, 7,509 people in the area are considered recovered from the virus. 

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

As of Sunday, July 5, the agency reported 51,431 coronavirus cases, including 646 deaths, 2,871 hospitalizations and 30,254 considered recovered.

Nearly 900,000 tests (895,796) have been administered in Tennessee, according to the same data. 

Reporter Omer Yusuf contributed to this story.

Editor’s Note: The Daily Memphian is making our coronavirus coverage accessible to all readers — no subscription needed. Our journalists continue to work around the clock to provide you with the extensive coverage you need; if you can subscribe, please do. 

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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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