UPDATED: Shelby County confirmed cases of COVID-19 skyrocket

CORRECTION: This article previously stated that one case was confirmed in Weakley County. Though that fact was reported on the Tennessee Department of Health website, Weakley County EMA posted on their Facebook that the case was an oversight. The person was tested in Weakley County but resides in Carroll County.

MARTIN, Tenn. (WMC5) -- Shelby County officials have reported that there are now 93 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

There are 103 people being monitored, according to WMC 5.


A University of Memphis professor died Saturday from coronavirus. According to Fox13, Dr. Lenard Wells was in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, at the time of his death.

According to the Tennessee Department of Health on Sunday, Shelby County has the second most cases in the state, only behind Davidson County.


As of Monday, Tennessee had 615 confirmed cases.


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