The Shelby County Health Department announced Tuesday that six more county residents have tested positive for COVID-19. One confirmed case involves a resident of a long-term care facility. An 87-year-old female, a 35-year-old female, a 31-year-old female, a 26-year-old male and a 23-year-old male all are presenting mild symptoms. A 21-year-old female is still under investigation.
State metrics reported for the week ending Sept. 19 showed Shelby County’s positivity rate was at 7.4% with a “WARNING LEVEL” for weekly positives per 100,000 population exceeding 50 per 100K to 193 per 100K. For the week ending Sept. 26, Shelby County’s positivity rate dropped to 7.0%, however, the weekly positives rate per 100,000 population exceeding 50 per 100K has increased to 202 per 100K.
Neighboring Counties in “WARNING LEVEL” are Macon, Coles, Christian and Fayette. A county enters into a “WARNING LEVEL” when two or more risk indicators for Covid-19 exceed the targeted indicators. The county now has fourhundred and fifty-four (454) residents that have tested positive for COVID-19. The state currently has 28 counties at “WARNING LEVELS” for COVID-19.