County Mayor’s Notes – July 17th, 2020

Cumberland County COVID-19 Update
75 active cases (-3 from previous day)
247 positive cases (+3 from previous day)
166 recovered (+5 from previous day)
6 deaths officially reported (+1 from previous day)
19 hospitalizations (+2 from previous day) *
8,838 negative tests (+193 from previous day)
2.72% cumulative positivity rate (positive cases / positive cases + negative tests)
0.41% percent of residents have tested positive
0.13% 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:

The state has a new map available that gives a little more data by zip code.  To get to the map, click here:, 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.

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Health Department Testing and Cloth Masks
According to the Health Department, testing will now be closing at 2:00 PM due to the high temperatures.  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.

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.

Top 10 Reasons to Complete the 2020 Census:
(Your information allocates funding for:)
10.  Disaster Relief Funding
9.  Wildlife and Hunter Education Programs
8.  Substance Abuse & Prevention Programs
7.  Fire Department Grant Funding
6.  Housing for Low Income Families
5.  Road Planning & Construction
4.  Disabled Veteran’s Programs
3.  Medicare Funding
2.  School, Educational & Food Programs
1.  It’s the Law!

If you haven’t completed your 2020 Census, please take the time to fill it out as soon possible.  It is so easy.  You can send back the form you received in the mail, go online at, or call 844-330-2020.  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. 

Allen Foster

Cumberland County Mayor

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Cumberland County Mayor

One thought on “County Mayor’s Notes – July 17th, 2020

  1. I see we rose to 6 dead today. How many need to die before masks become mandatory in public places?

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