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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (5-14)
COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (5-14)
Posted on 05/14/2020
As we begin opening up businesses and everyone slowly starts going back to work, I know this will create a very complicated issue.

What am I supposed to do with my children when I’m required to go back to work?

I want you to know we’re very aware of this issue, and we’re working very closely with our partners like the YMCA of the Mid-South, Memphis Jewish Community Center, the Kroc Center, and Boys & Girls Clubs to find a solution and make sure we’re all on the same page regarding proper protocols and safety measures.

We should have an update on this and our City of Memphis summer programs very soon. When we do, we will be sure to keep you informed.

Breaking down the numbers

Below is a quick look at data points over the last month.

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Shelby County Health Department COVID-19 Daily Update: May 14, 2020

COVID-19 Cases
Shelby County Cases: 3523
Deaths: 81
Total Tested in Shelby County: 46,444
Tennessee Total Cases: 16,370
*As of 2:00 p.m. 5/13/20
Other Jurisdictions:
Tipton County, TN: 400
Desoto County, MS: 350
Crittenden County, AR: 216
Numbers current as of 10:00 a.m. 5/14/2020

Total COVID-19 Cases Recovered in Shelby County as of 05/13/2020
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The Shelby County Health Department is investigating clusters of infection in a number of facilities that serve vulnerable populations.
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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 COVID Testing Rate















Data Source: National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NEDSS)

Map of COVID-19 Case Rate per 100,000 Population, as of 05/07/2020 (most recent available)
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Data Source: National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NEDSS)

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

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














Data Source: National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NEDSS)

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













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)
Ethnicity Table 1







Ethnicity Table 2






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.

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