Mid-South Coronavirus Local Info

Local and National updates

May 18, 2020
Mid-South Coronavirus Local Info

Following a news conference Tuesday (June 2), Mayor Jim Strickland officially signed an executive order extending the current phase of Back-to-Business to June 16.

Memphis will continue in "Phase two" with restaurants and retail stores operating at 50% capacity. Civic buildings, churches and gyms move up to 50% capacity.

Sports facilities, like basketball courts open back up, with limits on how many people may use them.

The complete story is HERE. from Action News 5.   

Update from Shelby County Health Department June 4, 2020: There are 5,544 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Shelby County, and that number includes 120 deaths. 

There are a total of 24,822 confirmed cases in Tennessee. 

Update from Shelby County Health Department June 3, 2020:  There are 5,412 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Shelby County, and that number includes 116 deaths. 

There are a total of 24,375 confirmed cases in Tennessee. 

Update from Shelby County Health Department June 2, 2020:  Additional 190 cases reported today. There are 5,314 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Shelby County, and that number includes 113 deaths. There are a total of 23,554 confirmed cases in Tennessee. 

Update from Shelby County Health Department June 1, 2020: 

There are 5,124 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Shelby County, and that number includes 109 deaths. 

There are a total of 23,006 confirmed cases in Tennessee. 

Update from Shelby County Health Department May 30, 2020:There are 4,908 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Shelby County, and that number includes 109 deaths. 

There are a total of 22,085 confirmed cases in Tennessee.

Update from Shelby County Health Department May 29 , 2020:  90 new cases reported in Shelby County on Thursday according to the Shelby County Health Department.  There are 4,793 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Shelby County, and that number includes 108 deaths. 

There are a total of 21,679 confirmed cases in Tennessee. 

Update from Shelby County Health Department May 29 , 2020:  90 new cases reported in Shelby County on Thursday according to the Shelby County Health Department.  There are 4,793 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Shelby County, and that number includes 108 deaths. 

There are a total of 21,679 confirmed cases in Tennessee. 

Update from Shelby County Health Department May 28, 2020:  122 new cases reported in Shelby County on Thursday according to the Shelby County Health Department. There are 4,703 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Shelby County, and that number includes 105 deaths. 

There are a total of 21,306 confirmed cases in Tennessee. 

Update May 27, 2020 from Daily Memphian Live: Shelby County Health Department confirmed 50 new cases Wednesday, May 27, as testing numbers decreased to 821. 

Eight new deaths from the virus were reported Wednesday - the highest in a single day.

The positivity rate of the 821 new tests was 6.1%. The testing numbers represent a huge drop off from the 2,107 tests were confirmed Tuesday, the second highest in a single day to this point. 

Shelby County reported 4,581 coronavirus cases, 102 deaths and 3,125 recoveries, according to health department data. 

Update from Shelby County Health Department May 26, 2020:There are 4,513 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Shelby County, and that number includes 94 deaths. 

There are a total of 20,607 confirmed cases in Tennessee. 

Update from Shelby County Health Department May 25, 2020: There are 95 more confirmed coronavirus cases in Shelby County and no new deaths resulting from the disease, according to the Shelby County Health Department. 

As of Monday, May 25, that brings the total to 4,404 confirmed cases and 93 deaths in Shelby County. 

Those 95 new cases come from 1,761 administered tests, a 5.39% positivity rate. 

In Shelby County, 2,974 people are considered officially recovered from coronavirus. 

Update from Shelby County Health Department May 21, 2020: There are 4,034 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Shelby County, and that number includes 91 deaths. 

There are a total of 18,532 confirmed cases in Tennessee. 

Update May 20, 2020 from Daily Memphian Live: Shelby County Health Department reported  128 new cases of the novel coronavirus Wednesday as 1,701 tests were performed..

The number is nearly 700 shy of the count’s goal to test 2,400 per day, and about 900 fewer than administered the day prior. The county has completed 56,543 tests county-wide.

The total reported in the county since March 9 is 4,005

Update May 19, 2020 from Daily Memphian Live:The Shelby County Health Department reported 116 new cases of coronavirus Tuesday for a total of 3,877 cases during the pandemic. The increase is the largest since April 18.

Shelby County said 2,615 people were tested Monday, an increase of 1,927 from the day prior. The number of tests surpasses Shelby County’s goal of 2,400 tests per day. The daily positivity rate Monday was 4.4%.

To date, 54,842 tests have been administered in Shelby County, according to Shelby County Health Department. The overall positivity rate in Shelby County continues to decline and is slightly less than 7.1%. 

Shelby County Health Department reported 2,537 people have recovered. Three new deaths were reported for a total of 88.

Update May 18, 2020 from Shelby County Health Department: There are 3,761 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Shelby County, and that number includes 85 deaths. 

There are a total of 17,388 confirmed cases in Tennessee. 

Update May 17, 2020 from Daily Memphian Live:The Shelby County Health Department confirmed 78 new COVID-19 cases Sunday morning. No additional deaths were reported.

The total number of cases in the county is now 3,719, up from Saturday’s report of 3,641 cases.

In Shelby County, 84 individuals have died from complications of the virus.

The total number of tests administered in Shelby County is now 51,539.

As of Sunday morning, 2,423 people in Shelby County are considered as having recovered from COVID-19.

Statewide, there are 17,288 confirmed COVID-19 cases, and the total number of confirmed deaths in the state is 295

Update May 15, 2020 from Daily Memphian Live Shelby County confirmed 46 new cases of coronavirus Friday with testing numbers rising back to 1,686, according to the county health department.

The positivity rate of those tests reported Friday was 2.7%, nearly five percentage below the overall rate.

The total number of coronavirus cases in Shelby County is now 3,569. 

A total of 2,161 people are classified as recovered from the coronavirus in Shelby County.

Shelby County reported one new death from the virus Friday. The count is now at 82. 

A total of 48,130 coronavirus tests were reported with a 7.4% positivity rate.

Statewide, there are 16,699 cases with 287 deaths and 8,881 recoveries, as of Monday, according to Tennessee Department of Health.

In Tennessee, the total number of tests taken is 302,317 with a 5.5% positive rate.

Update May 14, 2020 from Daily Memphian Live: Shelby County’s COVID-19 cases increased by 61 Thursday as new tests reported were at 1,326.

The positivity of rate for the additional tests reported was 4.6%. The total number of coronavirus cases in Shelby County is now 3,523.

Since coronavirus testing began, a total of 46,444 tests were performed in Shelby County with a 7.6% positivity rate.

The health department reported two new deaths due to the virus with the total now at 78. A total of 2,115 people has recovered from the disease in Shelby County, according to the agency.  

Statewide, Tennessee reports 16,370 cases with 273 deaths and 8,624 recoveries as of Wednesday, according to the state’s department of health.

There have been 292,217 total tests statewide, with a positivity rate of 5.6%.

Update May 13, 2020 from Daily Memphian Live: 

Tennessee has 259 more confirmed coronavirus cases and new additional deaths resulting from the disease, according to Department of Health data.

That brings the total to 16,370 cases and 273 deaths.

With 8,993 more tests since yesterday’s update, the number of tests that have been administered is now 292,917.

More than 8,600 -- 8,624 -- are considered officially recovered from the disease; 1,388 have ever been hospitalized.

The agency reported 3,475 cases in Shelby County, up from the 3,462 the Shelby County Health Department reported earlier in the day.

Nashville’s Metro Public Health Department reported 3,879 confirmed cases and 38 deaths in Davidson County.

Update May 12, 2020 from Daily Memphian Live:Shelby County reported 85 new coronavirus cases Monday as it reported a new high in tests administered, according to the Shelby County Health Department. The Shelby County number of confirmed cases is now 3,315. 

A total of 1,843 new tests were confirmed and the positivity rate of those tests was 4.6%. 

There have been 42,239 total tests taken in Shelby County with a 7.8% positivity rate. 

The health department reported no new deaths from the virus Monday. The total remains at 67. 

A total of 1,921 people has recovered from the disease in Shelby County, according to the agency.  

In Tennessee, there are 14,985 cases with 243 deaths as of Sunday, May 10, according to the state’s department of health.

There have been 261,869 total tests statewide, with a positivity rate of 5.7%.

Update May 10, 2020 from Daily Memphian Live:Tennessee Department of Health reported 217 new cases of coronavirus for a total of 14,985. 

The state is reporting Shelby County has 3,260 cases – 30 more after the Shelby County’s 10 a.m. report.

The state is also reporting one additional death for a total of 243. 

The state is also reporting 159 more people have recovered for a total of 7,528.

More than 9,100 tests were performed for a total of 261,869 in the state.

While the largest number of cases in the state is among those 21-30, the largest number of deaths occur in those 81 or older.

Update May 9, 2020 from Shelby County Health Department:There are 3,140 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Shelby County, and that number includes 67 deaths. 

There are a total of 14,441 confirmed cases in Tennessee. 

Update May 8, 2020 from the Daily Memphian Live: Shelby County reported 3,113 coronavirus cases with 66 deaths and 1,803 recoveries from the virus as of Friday, according to the health department.

Memphis and Shelby County are on the fifth day of its Phase 1 Back to Business plan. To enter Phase 2 of the local reopening schedule, public health and elected officials want another 14-day downward trend or leveling in new cases, stable hospitalization numbers, increased testing capacity and contact tracing.

Update May 7, 2020 from Shelby County Health Department: There are 3,040 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Shelby County, and that number includes 64 deaths. 

There are a total of 13,938 confirmed cases in Tennessee. 

Update May 6, 2020 from Daily Memphian Live: Shelby County has 2,948 confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to the Shelby County Health Department’s latest data. An increase of 26 cases from the day prior.

That’s the lowest single-day total in a month, but also came with slightly lower testing numbers as well.

There have been 35,228 total tests taken in Shelby County with a 8.4% positivity rate. That’s a total of 613 new tests from the previous day, but the positivity rate of those tests was 4.2%.

The health department also reported an additional death due to the virus with the total now at 58. A total of 1,667 people have recovered from the disease in Shelby County, according to the county.  

In Tennessee, there are 13,624 cases with 226 deaths as of Tuesday, May 5, according to the state’s department of health.

There have been 218,796 total tests statewide, with a positivity rate of 6.2%.

Update May 5, 2020 from Shelby County Health Department: There are 2,922 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Shelby County, and that number includes 57 deaths. 

There are a total of 13,571 confirmed cases in Tennessee. 

Update May 4, 2020 from Daily Memphian Live: 

Tennessee Department of Health reported 516 new coronavirus cases in the state for a total of 13,177.

The state also reports 2,850 cases in Shelby County; 53 deaths. 

Tennessee Department of Health reports 96 new recoveries for a total of 5,814.

Ten new hospitalizations due to COVID-19 were reported, which is additional 10 since Saturday.

So far the state has tested a total of 204,607, an increase of 8,331 since Saturday.

Update May 2, 2020 from Daily Memphian Live: The number of positive coronavirus cases in Shelby County has risen by 98 individuals, according to new data released on Saturday, May 2.

In its daily report, the Shelby County Health Department confirmed 2,654 cases of the novel coronavirus, increasing from 2,556 the day prior.

In Shelby County, 53 individuals have died from the virus, at an increase of three newly reported deaths.

Information provided in charts by the SCHD regarding ongoing and resolved outbreaks points to two of the three new deaths coming from local nursing homes: one at Parkway Health and Rehabilitation Center, one at The King’s Daughters and Sons Home.

A total of 30,777 individuals in Shelby County have been tested, as of Saturday. That number is up 1,437 tests since Friday, May 1, when 29,340 tests had been administered. The rate of positivity of tests in the county now sits at just about 8.6%.

Of the total 2,654 people in Shelby County who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, 1,392 have recovered. With 53 reported deaths, 1,209 people have been identified as current cases.

Throughout Tennessee, 11,891 cases of COVID-19 have resulted in 204 deaths. In the state, 186,132 tests have been administered, and 5,546 Tennesseans have recovered from the virus. A total of 1,113 individuals have been hospitalized.

Update May 1, 2020 from Daily Memphian Live: Shelby County has 2,556 confirmed cases of coronavirus, according to the Shelby County Health Department’s latest data, an increase of 72 cases from Thursday.

Deaths associated with the virus are now at 50, as of Friday, which is an increase of the 47 reported Thursday. 

A total of 1,332 people have recovered from the disease in Shelby County, according to the county.  

There have been 29,340 total tests taken in Shelby County with a 8.7% positivity rate. The county reported an additional 1,216 new tests from the previous day.  

In Tennessee, there are 10,735 cases with 199 deaths as of Thursday, April 30, according to the state’s department of health.