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The positivity rate

Memphians eager to get “Back to Business” have taken encouragement from declines in the COVID-19 positivity rate.

Given this trend, some are wondering why area mayors are slow to move into “Phase 3” of the re-opening framework.

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COVID-19 weekly update

Shelby County

Shelby County entered Phase 1 on May 4 and Phase 2 on May 18. The trend in new cases has edged up from about 70 per day to about 90 per day. Last week, the 30-day trend showed a slight decrease in new cases.
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Weekly COVID-19 update

Shelby County

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The viral formula

I have seen the COVID-19 viral formula explained this way:

infection = exposure + time

The closer you come to someone who is carrying the virus, and the more time you spend near them, the more likely your chances are of contracting it.

It’s a simple (and simplified) formula, but it explains many things.

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Memphis mask mandate

Should residents and visitors in Shelby County be required to wear facial masks or facial coverings while out in public areas?