COVID Cases in Shelby County Hit Highest Mark since March

September 14, 2021

By Thad Requet

According to Shelby County Health Director Audrey Gough, Shelby County has 28 active COVID cases, and a total of 921 since the beginning of the pandemic. Gough said nobody is currently in the hospital. There have been a total of 11 deaths in the county since it began.

Three of the 28 are kids in school and all of the current cases include people less than 65 years of age.

“We had 15 cases reported Monday morning by 11 a.m. We tend to see a big bulk on Monday because people tend to wait until the weekend to be tested,” Gough explained.

“We haven’t been above 25 active cases since March,” she added.

As of Tuesday, 43 percent have initiated (received at least one vaccination shot) the vaccination and 40.5 percent of Shelby County residents have completed it.

A total of 16 percent of kids have initiated the vaccine and only 13 percent have completed it.

Gough mentioned that Old Threshers is this weekend. “It’s an outdoor event and that’s good. Hand washing is important. If you are sick, stay home, even if you only have a temperature for one day. You are still spreading it,” she said.