County Mayor’s Notes – August 4th, 2021

COVID-19 Update
Cumberland County is seeing a surge in COVID-19 infections as the Delta variant continues to spread.  According to Tennessee Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey, almost all COVID-19 related deaths are occurring among the unvaccinated.  They account for 93% of all cases, 95% of all deaths and 90% of all hospitalizations.  The percentage of breakthrough cases accounts for less than 0.06% of Tennessee’s fully vaccinated population, data shows.  According to Piercy, the state has seen roughly 1,600 “breakthrough” cases with 218 of them hospitalized and 31 deaths.  Piercy stated the case count represents a tiny portion of the nearly 2.7 million vaccinated Tennesseans.

According to the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH), in Cumberland County there are 240 active cases of COVID-19, which is up from a recent low of one on July 5, 2021. There have been 143 deaths as of the date of this newsletter.  Datasets for additional information can be found at https://www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov/data/downloadable-datasets.html.

Getting vaccinated is a personal decision and should be made by an individual and their doctor and other trusted advisors.  Information for those that wish to get vaccinated is provided below.

Vaccination and Testing at the Health Department

The Cumberland County Health Department (CCHD) COVID-19 vaccination and testing programs have moved from the Community Complex to the CCHD at 1503 South Main Street, Crossville, TN 38555.

Vaccines are provided daily, Monday through Friday from 8 AM until 4:30 PM. No appointment is needed.

Testing is available Monday through Friday from 10 AM until noon.  These times may be adjusted as demand warrants.

Cumberland County Population Vaccinated

  • Number of vaccines reported (including first and second doses): 45,538
  • County Population with at least one dose of any manufacturer: 24,340
  • County Population Fully Vaccinated: 22,689

State Vaccination Dashboard:

https://data.tn.gov/t/Public/views/TennIISCOVID-19VaccineReporting/SUMMARY?:showAppBanner=false&:display_count=n&:showVizHome=n&:origin=viz_share_link&:toolbar=no&:embed=yes

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

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Cumberland County Mayor

One thought on “County Mayor’s Notes – August 4th, 2021

  1. In your notes above you state that, “Getting vaccinated is a personal decision and should be made by an individual and their doctor and other trusted advisors.” Well I guess I’m a trusted advisor because if you are sitting next to me in a public place you better be vaccinated, just like you better not smoke. Your irresponsible actions can affect my health so it’s not all about you. Unless you have a health condition that doesn’t allow you to get vaccinated there is no excuse. So, Mayor, why don’t you tell people to get vaccinated to keep their loved ones safe instead of making it a personal choice that can affect all of society. Gary J Tipton

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