Shelby County sees uptick in COVID cases

By , Daily Memphian Updated: April 30, 2022 4:48 PM CT | Published: April 30, 2022 4:00 AM CT
<strong>Lines were long at Compass Laboratory Services in Memphis as people waited to get tested for COVID-19 during the surge of the Omicron variant in December.</strong> (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian file)

Lines were long at Compass Laboratory Services in Memphis as people waited to get tested for COVID-19 during the surge of the Omicron variant in December. (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian file)

The increase in cases aligns with national data, which shows new cases trending upward in many parts of the country as precautions like social distancing and mask wearing are loosened.

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Aisling Mäki

Aisling Mäki

Aisling Mäki has spent the better part of two decades writing about Memphis. A former digital journalist for WMC Action News 5 and staff reporter for Memphis Daily News, her work has also appeared in The Commercial Appeal, High Ground News, I Love Memphis, Inside Memphis Business, The Memphis Flyer, Memphis Parent, Memphis Magazine and Tri-State Defender. 


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