County Mayor’s Notes – July 14th, 2020

Cumberland County COVID-19 Update
Our active cases here in Cumberland County remain the same, but we went down one positive case, down two recovered, and unfortunately up one death.  We also only had an increase in 10 negative tests.  I’m not sure why, as we are testing a lot of people at the Health Department alone.  I suspect we will receive a lot of results all at once sometime in the near future.  According to the State Department of Health, some of this is because of batch reporting of data so rolling data may be more accurate.  The number of tests, as indicated, matters as well.  Keep that in mind when you review the available data.

69 active cases (+0 from previous day)
228 positive cases (-1 from previous day)
154 recovered (-2 from previous day)
5 deaths officially reported (+1 from previous day)
17 hospitalizations (+0 from previous day) *
8,137 negative tests (+10 from previous day)
2.73% positivity rate (cumulative) positivity rate (cumulative)
0.38% percent of residents have tested positive
0.12% percent of residents have active cases

These numbers are intended to be a brief summary of the information provided by the Tennessee Department of Health. More detailed information can be found here: https://www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov.html

The state has a new map available that gives a little more data by zip code.  To get to the map, click here: https://www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov/data/maps.html, then select the “Recent trends by Zip Code” tab and select “Upper Cumberland Region” to see the 21-Day Testing and Case Rates for various zip codes.

* Hospitalization data reflect the cumulative (total) number of cases of Cumberland County residents that were ever hospitalized from COVID-19. It does not reflect the number of people currently hospitalized.  This does not mean the patient was hospitalized in Cumberland County.  It means that a Cumberland County resident was hospitalized at some point.

Health Department Testing and Cloth Masks
Masks help to slow the spread by stopping the droplets that carry the virus.  Free cloth masks are available at the Health Department for those that want one. Stop by Monday through Friday from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm to pick one up for each individual in your household.

The local Health Department (1503 South Main Street) is conducting drive through testing, free of charge, Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. No doctor’s order is required, and no appointment is necessary. Anyone can be tested regardless of symptoms.

Census
I will be updating the numbers soon, but we are still behind.  Please take the time complete your census by visiting www.2020Census.gov or calling 844-330-2020 to get counted today!  It matters.

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Thank you for being part of the solution and thank you for the opportunity to serve as your County Mayor. 

Allen Foster

Cumberland County Mayor
http://allenfoster.net

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Cumberland County Mayor

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