Coronavirus: 149 new cases, no deaths

By , Daily Memphian Updated: May 02, 2021 12:13 PM CT | Published: May 02, 2021 11:48 AM CT

The Shelby County Health Department reported 149 new coronavirus cases and no additional deaths Sunday, May 2. 

The new cases come from 2,487 tests, yielding a 6% positivity rate. They bring the total number of cases in Shelby County to 95,747, with 1,633 currently active and 92,494 marked as inactive or recovered. The total coronavirus-related deaths in Shelby County stands at 1,620.


India COVID-19 variant detected in Shelby County


A total of 315,183 people have been vaccinated in Shelby County, with 95,980 partially vaccinated and 219,203 fully vaccinated. 

About 1.2 million COVID tests have been performed in Shelby County, with a positivity rate of 9%.

Updated regional hospitalization data had not been made available Sunday morning. 

As of Friday, Tennessee’s coronavirus total stands at 847,430, including 12,197 deaths, 819 current hospitalizations and 822,733 inactive cases, according to the state Department of Health. 

About 7.6 million coronavirus tests have been performed in the state of Tennessee.

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Daja E. Henry

Daja E. Henry is originally from New Orleans, Louisiana. She is a graduate of Howard University and the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University and currently is a general assignment reporter. 

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