Shelby County daily COVID-19 case average up 62% over previous period

Projections show death toll could double in next 60 days if transmission isn’t reduced

By , Daily Memphian Updated: December 26, 2020 7:12 PM CT | Published: December 26, 2020 6:11 PM CT

From Dec. 11 to Friday, Dec. 25, the Health Department reported an average of 765 cases a day and 6,510 test results a day with a 11.8% positivity rate. Eight of the 10 highest daily increases of new cases occurred in this period.


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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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