COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (6-18)

Testing, testing, and more testing—it’s another important method we’re using to control the spread of the virus. Tennessee (including Shelby County) is one of the states leading the effort when it comes to testing. To date, we’ve performed nearly 103,000 tests in Shelby County alone, and we’re going to keep doing even more.

This Friday and Saturday, free COVID-19 testing will be performed at six locations throughout the city. You do not have to be experiencing symptoms, and you do not need an appointment.

Get tested. It’s quick. It’s easy, and most importantly, it’s free.

Shelby County Health Department COVID-19 Daily Update: June 18, 2020

COVID-19 Cases
Shelby County Cases7320
Total Tested in Shelby County102,685
Tennessee Total Cases32,829
*As of 2:00 p.m. 6/18/20
Other Jurisdictions:
Tipton County, TN534
Desoto County, MS790
Crittenden County, AR554
Numbers current as of 10:00 a.m. 6/18/2020

Shelby County Health Department is tracking clusters in facilities that serve certain vulnerable populations:

Here is information about clusters considered to be resolved. A cluster is considered resolved once a facility has gone 28 days without a new case.

Here is the most recent testing and case information provided by the Shelby County Division of Corrections:

The testing positivity rate is the percentage of all tests conducted that are found to be positive. The chart below shows Shelby County’s testing positivity rates over time, as of June 17, 2020.    

 Once per week, the Shelby County Health Department provides detailed analysis, including testing rate and positive case rate maps; analysis of cases by sex, age, race and ethnicity; pediatric cases by race and ethnicity; and analysis of mortalities by sex, age, race, exposure and comorbidities.

Here is a breakdown of current cases in Shelby County by age range:

Here is a breakdown of current cases in Shelby County by Race and Ethnicity:

Shelby County Health Department has added a data page to its COVID-19 webpage:  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. Some non-essential businesses may reopen under the guidance of Shelby County Health Directive #4, issued on May 18, 2020, which 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