County Mayor’s Notes – August 7th, 2020

It takes a lot of courage to run for an elected office and I am thankful for everyone that decided to do so.  Congratulations to those that won last night.  It is a great honor to be entrusted by the people to serve.

COVID-19 Update (difference from previous day)
Today’s positive count went up by 14.  That number includes an asymptomatic family member of mine that I have been in close contact with.  I have no symptoms, just like my family member, but I will do the responsible thing and follow quarantine guidelines and work from home.

137 active cases (+7)
269 recovered (+7)
6 deaths officially reported (+0)
412 positive cases (+14)
29 hospitalizations (+2) *
12,369 negative tests (+105)
3.22% cumulative positivity rate (positive cases / positive cases + negative tests)
0.69% of residents have tested positive
0.23% 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

* 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 Face Coverings
Masks/face coverings can help to slow the spread by slowing or stopping the droplets that carry the virus.  Free cloth masks are available upon request 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 2:00 PM.   No doctor’s order is required, and no appointment is necessary. Anyone can be tested regardless of symptoms.

Census Update
Response Rates:
US:               62.2%
Tennessee:    61.9%
Putnam:        65.8%
Cumberland:  60.3%

Cumberland County breakdown:
Crossville:               51.9%
Crab Orchard:          41.8%
Pleasant Hill:           38.4%

Please take the time complete your census by visiting www.2020Census.gov or calling 844-330-2020 to get counted today!  It matters.  August 11th is the last day to complete the Census before Census workers start the Non-Response Follow Up and begin knocking on doors of those who have not responded.

Thank you for being part of the solution and thank you for the opportunity to serve as your County Mayor.  If you are interested in hearing my thoughts and views on news, events, and activities in Cumberland County, please subscribe to my newsletter, and follow me on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Thank you,

Allen Foster
Cumberland County Mayor
http://allenfoster.net

Published by allenfoster

Cumberland County Mayor

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