Shelby County confirmed COVID-19 cases rise to 17

Six victims are reportedly being hospitalized

Shelby County Judge Allison Harbison on Wednesday morning announced the number of confirmed COVID-19/coronavirus cases in the county increased by four more victims and the total now stands at 17.

Judge Harbison's statement:

"Shelby County Office of Emergency Management was notified Tuesday afternoon by Texas Dept. of State Health Services (DSHS) of 4 more positive confirmed case of COVID-19 bringing the total case count for Shelby County to 17.

"Most of these cases have been reported by DSHS to have no travel history thus meaning they contracted it because of community spread.

"According to DSHS reporting, 6 of these 17 cases are hospitalized."


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