County Mayor’s Notes – September 10th, 2021

COVID-19 Update
According to the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH), in Cumberland County there are 701 active cases of COVID-19, which is down from our new active high of 892 on Monday, September 6, 2021. There have been 168 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.

According to a report released by Director of Schools, Dr. Ina Maxwell, there are 170 positive student cases in the school system, which is down from 246 last week.  There are 24 positive staff cases, which is down from 25 last week.

I do not believe in governmental mandates, but I do believe in vaccines.  The data clearly indicate this is a pandemic most dangerous to the unvaccinated.  Getting vaccinated is a personal decision and should be made by an individual and their doctor and other trusted advisors.  I went through this process months ago and decided it was best for me to get vaccinated.  Information for those that wish to get vaccinated is provided below.

CMC/Covenant Dashboard
CMC and Covenant released a dashboard with information about current COVID-19 patients.  You can see from the graphic that 100% of all COVID-19 ICU patients at CMC are unvaccinated, and 91% of all COVID-19 patients at CMC are unvaccinated.  Currently there are 47 confirmed or suspected COVID-19 hospitalizations at CMC.  At CMC, the median age of those in the ICU is 67 and the median age of all COVID-19 hospitalizations is 71.

Covenant also released data for the hospital system.  Data provided indicates 92% of all COVID-19 ICU patients in a Covenant hospital are unvaccinated, and 84% of all COVID-19 patients in a Covenant hospital are unvaccinated.  Currently there are 415 confirmed or suspected COVID-19 hospitalizations in a Covenant facility.  The median age of those in the ICU is 57 and the median age of all COVID-19 hospitalizations is 59.

More Covenant data can be found at https://www.covenanthealth.com/covid-19-dashboard/.

Cumberland County Population Vaccinated

  • Percent of population with at least one dose: 43.94
  • Percent of population with only 1 dose of 2 (mRNA): 4.11
  • Percent of population fully vaccinated (2 mRNA doses or 1 Janssen): 39.8

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

Cumberland County Health Department Update
Vaccines are available at the Cumberland County Health Department Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM until 4:30 PM.  On Thursday vaccinations are available until 5:30 PM.

Testing hours are from to 9 am to 1 pm Monday – Friday.  If you have any questions, please contact the CCHD.

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Thank you,

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