Shelby County reports 59 COVID-19 cases from 2,066 tests

By , Daily Memphian Updated: October 11, 2020 8:19 PM CT | Published: October 11, 2020 11:26 AM CT
<strong>National Guard medics and University of Tennessee Health Science Center staff collect nasal swabs as hundreds of Memphians line up for COVID-19 testing at the Christ Community testing site in Hickory Hill on Wednesday, May 6, 2020</strong>. (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

National Guard medics and University of Tennessee Health Science Center staff collect nasal swabs as hundreds of Memphians line up for COVID-19 testing at the Christ Community testing site in Hickory Hill on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

The Shelby County Health Department reported 59 new COVID-19 cases in Shelby County from 2,066 tests. 

The daily positivity rate Sunday was less than 3%.


New COVID-19 cases continue to decline, transmission rate stable countywide


The case total in Shelby County since early March is 32,975.

The Shelby County Health Department also reported three new deaths. A reported 533 people have died from the virus.

The most recent hospital data is from 5 p.m. Then, there were were 268 available area acute care beds.

Intensive care unit capacity was tighter at 91%. There were 39 open ICU beds. State data reported 15% of people in ICU were being treated for COVID-19.

The state Department of Health releases its coronavirus update at 2 p.m. daily. Saturday it reported a total 212,649 cases and 2,758 deaths across Tennessee since early March.

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