The Shelby County Health Department reported Monday that three more county residents have tested positive for COVID-19: A 62-year-old male, a 53-year-old female and a 95-year-old female all are asymptomatic. State metrics reported for the week ending Sept. 5 showed Shelby County’s positivity rate at 9.7% with a “WARNING LEVEL” for weekly positives per 100,000 population exceeding 50 per 100K: 271 per 100K. Shelby County for the week ending Sept. 12 showed Shelby County’s positivity rate dropping to 8.7%, and the weekly positives rate per 100,000 population exceeding 50 per 100K has decreased to 235 per 100K. However, Shelby County remains at “Warning level” for coronavirus disease.
Neighboring Counties in “WARNING LEVEL are; Effingham, Coles and Cumberland.
A county enters into a, “WARNING LEVEL” when two or more risk indicators for COVID-19 exceed the targeted indicators. The county now has three-hundred and forty-five (345) residents that have tested positive for COVID-19. The state currently has twenty-four (24) counties at “WARNING LEVELS” for COVID-19.