COVID-19 update

Relaxing restrictions. The Shelby County Health Department released a new health directive loosening restrictions for sporting events and restaurants. They adjusted the allowable distance between fans at sporting events to 6 feet and allowed restaurants to stay open until midnight.

Cracking down. The Health Department will crack down on restaurants found in violation. This comes after earlier news that no COVID-19 outbreaks have been linked to restaurants in Shelby County.

Back to school.

Contact tracing. The SCHD’s contact tracers cannot reach 15-20% of those testing positive.

Economic impact. The University of Memphis announces job cuts and $50 million in losses due to COVID-19.

Death toll. Shelby County passed 500 deaths related to COVID-19. And COVID-19 deaths far outpace Tennessee’s average traffic fatalities.

This week. Below, we check in on the local numbers.

Shelby County

New cases, last 30 days
New cases, all dates
All cases, all dates
Active cases, last 30 days
Tests and % positive, last 30 days. The county started reporting repeat tests on 9/15, adding 132,442 tests to the total on that date.
Daily and cumulative positivity rate
New cases and tests
Active cases and current hospitalizations
Current hospitalizations, last 30 days
Current hospitalizations, all reported dates
Acute care staffed beds, current census and COVID-positive patients
ICU staffed beds, current census and COVID-positive patients
Deaths, last 30 days. Deaths reported on 10/9 were part of a review covering a range of dates
All deaths
Case fatality rate by age as of 10/7
Case fatality rate by sex as of 10/7
Case fatality rate by race as of 10/7

Source: Shelby County Health Department