Coronavirus: Case rate drops by about half from 7-day average

By , Daily Memphian Updated: April 06, 2021 1:59 PM CT | Published: April 06, 2021 11:17 AM CT

The Shelby County Health Department reported only 55 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, April 6.

Those 55 cases come from 853 tests, which gives the day a positivity rate of 6.4%, the same as the day before, when 76 new cases were reported. The current seven-day moving average for local cases is 102. 


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The agency reported no new deaths.

Shelby County’s reported coronavirus case total is now 91,847 cases, including 89,090 inactive cases, 1,183 active cases and 1,574 deaths.


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Updated area hospital capacity information was unavailable.

The Health Department reported that 242,572 people in Shelby County have been vaccinated against the novel coronavirus: 114,563 are partially vaccinated and 128,009 people are fully vaccinated.

The Tennessee Department of Health reported that about 24% of people statewide have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose, compared to about 26% in Shelby County.

The agency releases coronavirus statistics for the state at 2 p.m. daily.

As of Monday, Tennessee’s coronavirus total is 817,022 cases, including 11,929 deaths, 810 current hospitalizations and 792,086 are inactive cases.

About 7.3 million coronavirus tests have been performed in Tennessee.

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Elle Perry

Elle Perry

The Memphis native and two-time University of Memphis graduate has written for publications including The Memphis Business Journal, Memphis Flyer and High Ground News, and previously served as coordinator of The Teen Appeal.

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