County Mayor’s Notes – July 31st, 2020

COVID-19 Update (difference from previous day)
What are active cases?  I get this question often.   The number of active cases is based on the number of total cases minus the number of deaths and the number of recovered cases.  TDH defines “recovered” as people who (1) have been confirmed to be asymptomatic by their local or regional health department and have completed their required isolation period or (2) are at least 21 days beyond the first test confirming their illness.

129 active cases (+2)
230 recovered (+7)
6 deaths officially reported (+0)
365 positive cases (+9)
23 hospitalizations (+0) *
11,384 negative tests (+252)
3.11% cumulative positivity rate (positive cases / positive cases + negative tests)
0.61% of residents have tested positive
0.22% 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:

* 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
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/face coverings can 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.

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 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

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Cumberland County Mayor

One thought on “County Mayor’s Notes – July 31st, 2020

  1. Allen, I think it would help people understand better if you broke down the cases this way, active cases being quarinteened at home, and the number hospitalized. This can get very confusing for folks that don’t understand medical terms. I know this is a very confusing time for all of us and anything that simplifies the info makes it easier for folks to understand. Thank you.

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