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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (7-14)
COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (7-14)
Posted on 07/14/2020
Today’s number of new cases was the largest we’ve had yet, but I wanted to take a second and dig into that before we get too far down that road.

Not only was it the largest number of positive cases returned to us, it was also a very large number of tests. The key takeaway from today’s numbers is that not all 700 positive cases were from yesterday. The numbers included test results over a 17-day timespan dating all the way back to the end of June. They just all happened to come into the Shelby County Health Department at the same time.

While it is a large number, it is not indicative of a huge single-day spike in cases. We’re still averaging around 350 new cases per day, which is much too high, and why we must keep wearing masks, washing and sanitizing our hands, and staying home if we’re sick.

Data Points

To keep you informed of where we are each day in the fight against this virus, I’m going to include some of the key metrics in this daily update that we’re using so that everyone is on the same page.

Testing Positivity Rate

Hospitalized Covid Patients

ICU Covid Patients


Shelby County Health Department COVID-19 Daily Update: July 14, 2020
COVID-19 Cases
Shelby County Cases: 14,555
New Cases Today: 700
Deaths: 223
Total Tested in Shelby County: 161,069
Tennessee Total Cases: 65,274
*As of 2:00 p.m. 7/13/20
Other Jurisdictions
Tipton County, TN: 717
Desoto County, MS: 2,009
Crittenden County, AR: 865
Numbers current as of 10:00 a.m. 7/14/2020

Recovered Cases

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

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.

Completed Clusters

Shelby County Corrections COVID Cases

201 Poplar COVID Cases

Total Cases

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, including bars and some limited service restaurants have been ordered to close, under Health Directive No. 8, which went into effect at midnight on July 8, 2020.

Health Directive No. 8 also orders all restaurants in Shelby County to close no later than 10:00 p.m. each night, beginning July 9, 2020.

Health Directive No. 8 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
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