Shelby County coronavirus cases grow by 306, deaths by 7

By Updated: July 09, 2020 1:08 PM CT | Published: July 09, 2020 10:49 AM CT
<strong>National Guard medics and University of Tennessee Health Science Center staff collect nasal swabs as hundreds of Memphians line up for COVID-19 testing at the Christ Community testing site in Hickory Hill on Wednesday, May 6, 2020.</strong> (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian file)

National Guard medics and University of Tennessee Health Science Center staff collect nasal swabs as hundreds of Memphians line up for COVID-19 testing at the Christ Community testing site in Hickory Hill on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian file)

There are 306 more reported coronavirus cases and seven more reported deaths resulting from the disease, according to the Shelby County Health Department.

The total is now 12,773 reported coronavirus cases and 208 coronavirus-related deaths.

Those 306 new cases come from 2,043 tests, a positivity rate of 15%. 

Overall, 147,722 coronavirus tests have been administered in Shelby County. 

There is currently a 35% chance of someone with coronavirus being present at an event of 10 people in Shelby County, according to a real-time coronavirus event risk assessment planning tool created by Georgia Institute of Technology, Stanford University and the Applied Bioinformatics Laboratory researchers.

The tool finds the same risk for a DeSoto County, Mississippi event with 10 people; the risk dropped to 32% for a Crittenden County, Arkansas event with 10 people. (The risk was 25% for Fayette County and 13% for Tipton County.)

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

As of July 8, it reported 55,986 coronavirus cases including 685 deaths, 3,023 hospitalizations and 32,736 considered recovered.

In Tennessee, 950,540 coronavirus tests have been administered.

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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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