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Four people in Shelby County tested positive for the coronavirus last week, according the County Health Department. That is the highest one-week total to date.
As of the Herald’s press time Monday morning, the four instances were the only active cases for the week ending July 25. Eight individuals previously recovered.
On Tuesday, July 21, a community-spread case was announced publicly. The patient was quarantined at home.
The following day, a positive result related to direct contact to a positive case was revealed. The individual was quarantined at home.
On Thursday, July 23, two more positive tests were announced.
In one instance, the result was of direct contact and the person was quarantined at home with all close contacts notified and quarantined.
The second case involved a person in a congregate living facility. The individual was placed in isolation and all close contacts were to be notified and quarantined. The health department indicated previously instituted measures were continuing at the facility to limit spread of the virus among residents.
The health department continues to encourage the public take precautionary protections including wearing a mask, social distancing, limiting in-person interactions and practicing good hygiene.