COVID data in each surge led to different decisions locally

By , Daily Memphian Updated: December 22, 2020 9:51 PM CT | Published: December 22, 2020 4:43 PM CT
<strong>Christ Community Health Services staff members collect nasal swabs at a Lamar Avenue drive-thru coronavirus testing site on Oct. 20.</strong> (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian file)

Christ Community Health Services staff members collect nasal swabs at a Lamar Avenue drive-thru coronavirus testing site on Oct. 20. (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian file)

Each coronavirus surge in Shelby County came with an increase in cases, hospitalizations and deaths that preceded the previous one as transmission rose significantly.

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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.


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