Shelby County COVID-19 Updates

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June 1, 2020
Shelby County Covid-19 info

MASK ORDINANCE: Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland has signed an ordinance that would require residents to wear a mask or facial covering in public.

Memphis City Council votes to make masks mandatory

The Memphis City Council’s face covering/mask ordinance passed last Tuesday, after weeks of debate.

The ordinance does include some exemptions like if a person is alone and in a space not regularly visited by the public, or for any child 12 years old or younger. They are not required to wear masks.

A face covering is also recommended but not required for outdoor activities like walking, hiking, biking or running.

Medical experts say a recent spike in COVID-19 cases in Memphis and Shelby County shows people aren’t following social distancing guidelines or wearing masks.

Failure to comply with the ordinance will result in a Class C misdemeanor.

 

Update 7/2/20 from The Daily Memphian:
There are 394 more reported coronavirus cases, according to the Shelby County Health Department. The number of deaths is the same as yesterday, 192.

That means there are now 10,602 reported coronavirus cases in Shelby County; 6,970 are considered recovered from the disease. 

Those 394 new cases come from 3,164 tests, a positivity rate of 12.5%. Shelby county averaging 200 cases a day over the last 2 weeks. 

Update 6/30:

From Daily Memphian: 

After Monday’s data outage, there are now 594 more reported coronavirus cases and four more deaths from the disease. 

Those new figures represent two days of case and death numbers.

That brings the total to 9,904 cases and 185 deaths. 

The number of cases, number of recovered and testing positivity rates were unavailable on Monday, June 29 due to a data upload issue with the National Electronic Disease Surveillance System that affected metropolitan health departments across the state.

The Tennessee Department of Health, which typically reports new statewide figures at 2 p.m. daily, did not release figures on Sunday due to the data issue.

Update: 6/28: 

From Daily Memphian: There are 365 new local cases of COVID-19 and three new deaths, the Shelby County Health Department reported Saturday.

Between Friday and Saturday, 2,844 people in the county were tested for the novel coronavirus.

The positivity of those new tests is 12.8%.As of Saturday, 9,210 people in Shelby County have tested positive for COVID-19. With 120,568 total tests administered, the total positivity of tests is 7.6%.

Update: 6/26

There are 157 more reported coronavirus cases and two more deaths from the disease, according to the Shelby County Health Department. 

That brings the total to 8,845 reported cases and 178 reported deaths in Shelby County; 6,110 people are considered officially recovered.

The 157 new cases come from 1,482 tests, a positivity rate of 10.6%.

Update: 6/25:

From Daily Memphian: There are 294 more reported coronavirus cases and nine more deaths resulting from the disease, according to the Shelby County Health Department.

County to remain in Phase 2 for ‘unforeseeable future’ as cases rise

That brings the total to 8,688 cases and 176 deaths, according to the same data; 5,958 people are considered recovered. 

Those 294 new cases come from 2,963 tests, a 9.9% positivity rate; overall, 116,242 tests have been administered in Shelby County. 

This is the second highest daily coronavirus case increase in Shelby County; the highest was an increase of 385 cases on June 20. 

The state updates its figures at 2 p.m. daily.

UPDATE 6/22:

Shelby County has 210 more coronavirus cases TODAY, June 22, 2020, according to the Shelby County Health Department. (On Saturday morning, the SCHD reported 385 new cases of the novel coronavirus). That brings the total to 8,094 cases and 164 deaths, according to the same data; 109,925 tests have been administered. 

UPDATE 6/17: 

According to the Shelby County Health Department, the area added 154 new COVID-19 cases since yesterday. There were also four more deaths related to the disease over that same period. 

Today’s new cases were about 50 fewer than yesterday and were confirmed out of 1,336 tests administered. That gives the area a daily positivity rate of 7.1%.

In all, 101,532 tests have been given in the county. 

UPDATE 6/16:

As of Tuesday, June 16, there are 198 more coronavirus cases confirmed in Shelby County and three more deaths, according to the Shelby County Health Department. 

The county’s total is now 7,090 cases and 142 deaths, according to the same data; 4,803 people are considered recovered from the virus.

Shelby County records highest coronavirus case total

The 198 confirmed cases come from 2,091 tests administered, a positivity rate of 9.5%. More than 100,000 (100,196) tests have been administered in Shelby County.

UPDATE 6/15: Amid a rising number of new coronavirus cases and all-time high hospitalizations, Shelby County is considering delaying a move to the third phase of its reopening of businesses.

It appears after a morning phone call of mayors that Health Department leaders and the mayors of the county’s eight cities and towns, as well as Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris, will stay in Phase 2 of the reopening, or “Back to Business” plan, for the immediate future, according to sources.

The Shelby County Health Department confirmed 256 new cases Monday, surpassing the previous single-day increases on June 9, with 192 new cases and June 2, with 190 new cases.

A total of 200 COVID-19 patients are in local hospitals, as of Monday, according to the state’s Health Resource Tracking System. That’s the highest tally of confirmed hospitalizations since March when the pandemic was first traced locally.

On the 256 new cases, Shelby County reported 2,592 new tests results with a 9.9% daily positive rate – nearly three points higher than the overall rate of 7%. The county’s three highest single-day coronavirus case increases have all occurred during Phase 2 of Memphis and Shelby County’s Back to Business plan.

Following a news conference Tuesday (June 2), Mayor Jim Strickland officially signed an executive order extending the current phase of Back-to-Business to June 16.

Memphis will continue in "Phase two" with restaurants and retail stores operating at 50% capacity. Civic buildings, churches and gyms move up to 50% capacity.

Sports facilities, like basketball courts open back up, with limits on how many people may use them.

The complete story is HERE. from Action News 5.  

Update: Friday June 12, 2020 from Shelby County Health Department: There are 6,443 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Shelby County, and that number includes 138 deaths. 

There are a total of 28,340 confirmed cases in Tennessee. 

Update: Thurdsay June 11, 2020:  Health officials have confirmed 6,345 coronavirus cases and 136 deaths in Shelby County.

Wednesday, 6,220 coronavirus cases and 136 deaths were confirmed in Shelby County. That’s 125 new coronavirus cases in one day.

Of the positive coronavirus cases, 69.4 percent have recovered from the virus in Shelby County.

Update : Wednesday June 10, 2020 from Daily MemphianShelby County confirmed 6,220 coronavirus cases, 136 deaths and 4,238 recoveries, as of Wednesday, according to the health department. The number of active cases is 1,846.

Shelby County coronavirus cases increase by 101, deaths by 3. A total of 90,868 tests were administered in the county with a positive rate of 6.8%. The overall positive rate has remained at 6.8% or 6.9% each day since May 22, and remains below the 10% benchmark set by health officials.

Update : Tuesday, June 9, 2020 from Daily Memphian: Shelby County has 192 more confirmed cases of coronavirus, according to the health department, and six additional deaths resulting from the disease.

That is the largest daily increase to date. It follows yesterday’s increase of only 19 cases. 

Pass virus on now, 900 will get it over next 2 months

The 192 new cases come from 2,916 administered tests, a positivity rate of 6.6%. That is the biggest one-day testing increase to date. 

The new cases bring the county’s total to 6,119 confirmed cases and 133 deaths. More than 4,000 people (4,115) are considered officially recovered from the disease. 

Update from Shelby County Health Department June 8, 2020: There are 5,927 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Shelby County, and that number includes 127 deaths. 

There are a total of 26,381 confirmed cases in Tennessee. 

Update from Shelby County Health Department June 4, 2020There are 5,544 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Shelby County, and that number includes 120 deaths. 

There are a total of 24,822 confirmed cases in Tennessee. 

Update from Shelby County Health Department June 3, 2020:  There are 5,412 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Shelby County, and that number includes 116 deaths. 

There are a total of 24,375 confirmed cases in Tennessee. 

Update from Shelby County Health Department June 2, 2020:  Additional 190 cases reported today. There are 5,314 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Shelby County, and that number includes 113 deaths. There are a total of 23,554 confirmed cases in Tennessee. 

Update from Shelby County Health Department June 1, 2020: 

There are 5,124 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Shelby County, and that number includes 109 deaths. 

There are a total of 23,006 confirmed cases in Tennessee. 

Update from Shelby County Health Department May 30, 2020:There are 4,908 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Shelby County, and that number includes 109 deaths. 

There are a total of 22,085 confirmed cases in Tennessee.

Update from Shelby County Health Department May 29 , 2020:  90 new cases reported in Shelby County on Thursday according to the Shelby County Health Department.  There are 4,793 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Shelby County, and that number includes 108 deaths. 

There are a total of 21,679 confirmed cases in Tennessee. 

Update from Shelby County Health Department May 28, 2020:  122 new cases reported in Shelby County on Thursday according to the Shelby County Health Department. There are 4,703 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Shelby County, and that number includes 105 deaths. 

There are a total of 21,306 confirmed cases in Tennessee. 

Update May 27, 2020 from Daily Memphian Live: Shelby County Health Department confirmed 50 new cases Wednesday, May 27, as testing numbers decreased to 821. 

Eight new deaths from the virus were reported Wednesday - the highest in a single day.

The positivity rate of the 821 new tests was 6.1%. The testing numbers represent a huge drop off from the 2,107 tests were confirmed Tuesday, the second highest in a single day to this point. 

Shelby County reported 4,581 coronavirus cases, 102 deaths and 3,125 recoveries, according to health department data. 

Update from Shelby County Health Department May 26, 2020:There are 4,513 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Shelby County, and that number includes 94 deaths. 

There are a total of 20,607 confirmed cases in Tennessee. 

Update from Shelby County Health Department May 25, 2020: There are 95 more confirmed coronavirus cases in Shelby County and no new deaths resulting from the disease, according to the Shelby County Health Department. 

As of Monday, May 25, that brings the total to 4,404 confirmed cases and 93 deaths in Shelby County. 

Those 95 new cases come from 1,761 administered tests, a 5.39% positivity rate. 

In Shelby County, 2,974 people are considered officially recovered from coronavirus. 

Update from Shelby County Health Department May 21, 2020: There are 4,034 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Shelby County, and that number includes 91 deaths. 

There are a total of 18,532 confirmed cases in Tennessee. 

Update May 20, 2020 from Daily Memphian Live: Shelby County Health Department reported  128 new cases of the novel coronavirus Wednesday as 1,701 tests were performed..

The number is nearly 700 shy of the count’s goal to test 2,400 per day, and about 900 fewer than administered the day prior. The county has completed 56,543 tests county-wide.

The total reported in the county since March 9 is 4,005

Update May 19, 2020 from Daily Memphian Live:The Shelby County Health Department reported 116 new cases of coronavirus Tuesday for a total of 3,877 cases during the pandemic. The increase is the largest since April 18.

Shelby County said 2,615 people were tested Monday, an increase of 1,927 from the day prior. The number of tests surpasses Shelby County’s goal of 2,400 tests per day. The daily positivity rate Monday was 4.4%.

To date, 54,842 tests have been administered in Shelby County, according to Shelby County Health Department. The overall positivity rate in Shelby County continues to decline and is slightly less than 7.1%. 

Shelby County Health Department reported 2,537 people have recovered. Three new deaths were reported for a total of 88.

Update May 18, 2020 (2pm) from Daily Memphian Live: Tennessee has 623 more confirmed coronavirus cases and three more deaths resulting from the disease, according to the Department of Health.

Since yesterday’s update, 12,148 tests have been administered.

The state’s total is now 18,011 cases and 301 deaths. Nearly 1,500 people -- 1,489 -- have ever been hospitalized for the disease and 9,886 are considered officially recovered.

The agency reports 3,846 confirmed cases and 87 deaths in Shelby County, up from the 3,761 cases and 85 deaths the Shelby County Health Department reported earlier today.

Nashville’s Metro Public Health Department reports 4,160 confirmed cases and 43 deaths in Davidson County.

Update May 18, 2020  (10am) from Shelby County Health Department :There are 3,761 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Shelby County, and that number includes 85 deaths. 

There are a total of 17,388 confirmed cases in Tennessee. 

Update May 17, 2020 (10am)  from Daily Memphian Live: The Shelby County Health Department confirmed 78 new COVID-19 cases Sunday morning. No additional deaths were reported.

The total number of cases in the county is now 3,719, up from Saturday’s report of 3,641 cases.

In Shelby County, 84 individuals have died from complications of the virus.

The total number of tests administered in Shelby County is now 51,539.

As of Sunday morning, 2,423 people in Shelby County are considered as having recovered from COVID-19.

Statewide, there are 17,288 confirmed COVID-19 cases, and the total number of confirmed deaths in the state is 295. 

Update May 15, 2020 from Daily Memphian Live: Shelby County confirmed 46 new cases of coronavirus Friday with testing numbers rising back to 1,686, according to the county health department.

The positivity rate of those tests reported Friday was 2.7%, nearly five percentage below the overall rate.

The total number of coronavirus cases in Shelby County is now 3,569. 

A total of 2,161 people are classified as recovered from the coronavirus in Shelby County.

Shelby County reported one new death from the virus Friday. The count is now at 82. 

A total of 48,130 coronavirus tests were reported with a 7.4% positivity rate.

Statewide, there are 16,699 cases with 287 deaths and 8,881 recoveries, as of Monday, according to Tennessee Department of Health.

In Tennessee, the total number of tests taken is 302,317 with a 5.5% positive rate.