COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (6-23)

All along, we have stressed the importance of covering your face when you’re out in public, thoroughly washing your hands, and staying home when you can. Below is a chart which clearly demonstrates why all these things are so important. If we’re going to keep our economy moving and not regress, we must do those things mentioned above.

As I told you yesterday, this fight is far from over. We must remain vigilant and focused on the tough road ahead if we’re going to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Shelby County Health Department COVID-19 Daily Update: June 23, 2020

COVID-19 Cases
Shelby County Cases8203
Total Tested in Shelby County111,937
Tennessee Total Cases36,303
*As of 2:00 p.m. 6/23/20
Other Jurisdictions:
Tipton County, TN563
Desoto County, MS912
Crittenden County, AR600
Numbers current as of 10:00 a.m. 6/23/2020

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 22, 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