Fourth of July may mark a turning point in pandemic

While many celebrate freedom from lockdown, Shelby County surpasses 100,000 COVID cases

By , Daily Memphian Updated: July 04, 2021 11:34 PM CT | Published: July 04, 2021 10:30 PM CT

Independence Day gatherings and parades mark a return to near-normalcy. But COVID-19 cast a shadow on July 4, as 66 new cases pushed Shelby County over the 100,000 mark. Many are the highly contagious Delta variant.


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Daja E. Henry

Daja E. Henry

Daja E. Henry is originally from New Orleans, Louisiana. She is a graduate of Howard University and the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University and currently is a general assignment reporter. 


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