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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (5-11)

Recently, we’ve received multiple complaints about drag racing. In today’s media briefing, Memphis Police Director Mike Rallings addressed those concerns and what we’re doing to stop it.

Between May 9th and 10th,  Memphis Police concentrated on complaints of reckless driving and street racing. This resulted in 190 arrests ranging from weapons and drug charges to speeding. In addition, 60 vehicles were towed relative to drag racing and ATVs illegally being in the roadway.

Testing

In partnership with the Shelby County Health Dept., this Wednesday the state will be doing a walk-thru to prepare for testing at our public housing facilities. Testing is NOT mandatory, but is encouraged as it’s one of the best ways to control the spread of the virus.

We do not have a date yet for when testing will begin, but as soon as we do, we will get that out to the residents and the public as soon as we have it.

Shelby County Health Department COVID-19 Daily Update: May 11, 2020

COVID-19 Cases
Shelby County Cases3315
Deaths68
Total Tested in Shelby County42,239
Tennessee Total Cases14,985
*As of 2:00 p.m. 5/10/20
Other Jurisdictions:
Tipton County, TN159
Desoto County, MS331
Crittenden County, AR210
Numbers current as of 10:00 a.m. 5/11/2020

The Shelby County Health Department is investigating clusters of infection in a number of facilities that serve vulnerable populations.

The maps and age breakdown charts below are the most recent available. Demographic breakdowns (age, sex, race, ethnicity), maps, and death analysis will be updated once a week and shared on Fridays. 

Map of COVID-19 testing in Shelby County as of 05/07/2020 (most recent available)

Map of COVID-19 Case Rate per 100,000 Population, as of 05/07/2020 (most recent available)

Data Source: National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NEDSS)

COVID-19 Cases in Shelby County by Age as of 05/07/2020 (most recent available)

Data Source: National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NEDSS)

COVID-19 Cases in Shelby County by Age as of 05/07/2020 (Most recent available)

Missing/Unknown = 19 (0.6%)

Data Source: National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NEDSS)

Shelby County COVID-29 Cases by Race and Ethnicity as of 5/07/20 (Most recent data available)

Data Source: National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NEDSS)

Shelby County Health Department has added a data page to its COVID-19 webpage: www.shelbytnhealth.com/coronavirus.  It includes information about the geographic distribution of COVID-19 cases in Shelby County.

All of Shelby County, including the municipalities and the unincorporated areas are under Safer at Home orders. Only essential businesses as spelled out in Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris’s executive order of March 24, 2020, may remain open to the public. All assemblies and gatherings of more than 10 people outside of a private residence are prohibited. The list of essential and non-essential businesses can be viewed here.

For more information about the Safer at Home order or to register concerns, the public may contact:

· The Shelby County Mayor’s Action Line: 901-222-2300

· The Shelby County Health Department’s COVID-19 Hotline: 833-943-1658

· Email shelbytnhealth@shelbycountytn.gov