Shelby County Coronavirus Cases Increase by 294, Deaths by 9

According to the Shelby County Health Department, there are 294 more cases of coronavirus reported and nine more deaths as a result of the disease.

The county will remain in Phase 2 for an “unforeseeable future” as cases arise.

That brings the total to 8,688 cases and 176 deaths, according to the same data; 5,958 people are considered recovered.

Those 294 new cases come from 2,963 tests, a positivity rate of 9.9%; usually, 116,242 The tests have been administered in Shelby County.

This is the second highest daily increase in coronavirus cases in Shelby County; the highest was an increase of 385 cases on June 20.

The state updates its figures at 2 pm every day.

As of Wednesday, June 24, there were 37,235 coronavirus cases reported in Tennessee, including 24,693 of the cases considered recovered, according to the Tennessee Department of Health.

According to the same data, there were 556 coronavirus-related deaths and 2,386 Tennesseans who were ever hospitalized due to the disease.

The number of tests administered in the state is 718,038.

As of yesterday, DeSoto County, Mississippi had 990 reported coronavirus cases and 15 deaths, according to that state’s Department of Health.

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