Shelby County Health Department reports 46 active COVID-19 cases among U of M athletics programs


There are 46 active COVID-19 cases among University of Memphis athletics, according to the Shelby County Health Department.

Of the cases, 42 are related to the first cluster, which the department has said is related to the football program, Chip Washington, spokesperson for the health department, said Wednesday. The health department first announced the cluster Tuesday in a press conference. The other four cases are among U of M's pom and cheer squad.

Memphis Head Coach, Ryan Silverfield, has disputed the number of cases.