Local coronavirus positivity rate continues downward trend

By , Daily Memphian Updated: May 01, 2020 1:09 PM CT | Published: May 01, 2020 11:42 AM CT
<strong>National Guard medics collect nasal swabs as hundreds of Memphians take advantage of free COVID-19 testing at the Christ Community Health Services testing site in Frayser on Saturday, April 25.</strong> (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian)

National Guard medics collect nasal swabs as hundreds of Memphians take advantage of free COVID-19 testing at the Christ Community Health Services testing site in Frayser on Saturday, April 25. (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian)

Increased testing shows the county’s COVID-19 task force is approaching the goal of testing 1,000 people daily. A declining rate of positive cases reflects evidence that the spread of the virus has slowed. 

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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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