County Mayor’s Notes – August 12th, 2020

COVID-19 Update (difference from previous day)

We increased our active cases today by 10, but at 162 we are still below our high of 180.  Daily test result numbers seem to be coming in groups, with smaller numbers followed by larger numbers of results. 

The number of people wearing masks seems to be very high.  We have had some complaints about a few businesses and restaurants not following the Governor’s guidelines with their employees.  As the Governor has stated, he issued guidelines and believes the public will police those that do not follow them by not doing business where they feel uncomfortable.  Thankfully, we all have the ability to conduct our business in places we feel comfortable.

162 active cases (+10)
315 recovered (+10)
6 deaths officially reported (+0)
483 positive cases (+20)
30 hospitalizations (+0) *
13,008 negative tests (+101)
3.58% cumulative positivity rate (positive cases / positive cases + negative tests)
0.81% of residents have tested positive
0.27% 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 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

Please take the time complete your census by visiting or calling 844-330-2020 to get counted today!  It matters.  August 11th was 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

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