Coronavirus: Six new deaths reported

By , Daily Memphian Updated: May 21, 2021 3:41 PM CT | Published: May 21, 2021 3:41 PM CT
<strong>A health care worker gathers her paperwork after administering a COVID-19 vaccine at the Pipkin Building March 16, 2021.</strong> (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian file)

A health care worker gathers her paperwork after administering a COVID-19 vaccine at the Pipkin Building March 16, 2021. (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian file)

The Shelby County Health Department reported six new coronavirus-related deaths on Friday, May 21.

The agency also reported 99 new coronavirus cases.


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The 99 cases come from 2,441 tests, giving the day a positivity rate of 4.1%.

Editor’s note: Due to the public health implications associated with COVID-19, The Daily Memphian has made our core coronavirus coverage accessible to all readers — no subscription needed.

Shelby County’s reported coronavirus total is now 97,969 cases, including 1,177 active cases, 95,138 inactive cases and 1,654 deaths.

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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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