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

On this morning’s COVID-19 Joint Task Force call, Dr. Morgan McDonald the Deputy Commissioner for Population Heath with the State of Tennessee, gave a presentation regarding the Clinical Surge Capacity for Shelby County.

Below are two slides of interest as you look at our other data points.

*Estimated COVID Hospitalized are COVID positive and 20% of Persons of Interest (suspected positives) in hospital with pending results

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

COVID-19 Cases
Shelby County Cases7440
Total Tested in Shelby County103,875
Tennessee Total Cases32,829
*As of 2:00 p.m. 6/19/20
Other Jurisdictions:
Tipton County, TN541
Desoto County, MS790
Crittenden County, AR562
Numbers current as of 10:00 a.m. 6/19/2020

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 18, 2020.     

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