Shelby County has strong increases in both coronavirus cases and testing

A higher percentage of positive results, also

By , Daily Memphian Updated: April 27, 2020 1:13 PM CT | Published: April 27, 2020 11:38 AM CT

Shelby County reported 187 new coronavirus cases – its highest in a single day – out of 1,329 tests Monday. The positive rate of those tests was 14% – nearly five percentage points higher than the county’s current rate of 9.2%

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Omer Yusuf

Omer Yusuf

Omer Yusuf covers Binghampton, Frayser, North Memphis and Raleigh for The Daily Memphian. Omer previously covered county government. He is also a former reporter at The Jackson Sun and a University of Memphis graduate.


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