As you may have seen yesterday, Governor Lee was in town which was good for a couple reasons. One—he was able to see first-hand how we’re handling the situation here locally, and two, my top staff and I were able to sit face-to-face with him and his team leading the fight at the state level to talk about our needs, our concerns, and our way forward.
Overall, it was a productive meeting, and I appreciate the Governor and his team making the time to make it happen.
If someone asked you the question a month ago, “Are you practicing social distancing?” most of us would have had no idea what they were talking about. Now, it’s in everyone’s vocabulary and constantly on the brain.
Below is a pretty good graph that demonstrates clearly why it is so important to slowing the spread of the virus. As you look at it, keep in mind that outdoor activities are great and even doctor recommended—as long as you’re maintaining social distancing.
As many of you saw earlier today, we have had our first confirmed death in Shelby County from the virus. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and loved ones. This serves as a constant reminder that the COVID-19 pandemic must be taken seriously, and we must be vigilant in our efforts to stop the spread.
What can you do to help?
If you want help those affected by making a contribution, you can donate to the Mid-South COVID-19 Regional Response Fund at the Community Foundation. The fund will provide flexible funding to organizations working with community members who have been impacted by novel Coronavirus and the economic consequences of the outbreak in West Tennessee, eastern Arkansas, and northern Mississippi.
To learn more and donate online, visit cfgm.org/COVID
Shelby County Health Department COVID-19 Daily Update: March 28, 2020
|Shelby County Cases||275|
|Total Tested in Shelby County||2773|
|Tennessee Total Cases||
*As of 2:00 p.m. 3/27/20
|Tipton County, TN||10|
|Desoto County, MS||63|
|Crittenden County, AR||12|
|Numbers current as of 10:00 a.m. 3/28/2020|
Shelby County currently has 275 confirmed COVID-19 cases. That includes one (1) death. The Shelby County Health Department does not release identifiable information about specific cases in order to protect privacy. A total of 2,773 Shelby County residents to date have been tested for the virus.
Here is a breakdown of current cases by age range:
Please note: Laboratory reports of positive cases are reported to local health departments as soon as results are available. State numbers are updated at 2 p.m. CDT daily; but there is a lag in reporting of cumulative numbers at the state level, and that accounts for any discrepancy.
The Health Department is committed to providing as much information as possible to the public as the COVID-19 situation continues to develop. The Health Department’s hotline number (833-943-1658).