Seven COVID-19-related deaths reported Saturday

By , Daily Memphian Updated: May 22, 2021 9:07 PM CT | Published: May 22, 2021 12:00 PM CT

The Shelby County Health Department reported seven new coronavirus deaths Saturday, May 22.

The Health Department also reported 99 COVID-19 cases. Testing numbers were unavailable Saturday, meaning the daily positivity rate couldn’t be calculated.


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It’s the second consecutive day the health agency reported exactly 99 new cases. It’s also the fifth time in the past six days the Health Department reported fewer than 100 new cases.

A total of 348,813 people are vaccinated in Shelby County. The number of people fully vaccinated is 265,598 and those partially vaccinated at 83,215. 

Overall, the Health Department has reported 98,068 total coronavirus cases and 1,661 deaths.

More than 1.2 million COVID-19 tests have been performed in Shelby County, yielding a 9% positivity rate.

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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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