County Mayor’s Notes – August 14th, 2020

COVID-19 Update (difference from previous day)
Today’s report from the State of Tennessee indicates another large increase in positive and active cases, and a relatively low number of recovered cases.  In studying the data, I still believe the recovered case count is lower than it should be.  We also continue to receive result data in odd sized batches.  Today we had 344 results.

It is still my recommendation that everyone who is able should make the effort to wear a mask when in public and unable to social distance.

192 active cases (+16)
331 recovered (+12)
7 deaths officially reported (+0)
530 positive cases (+28)
30 hospitalizations (+0) *
13,557 negative tests (+309)
3.76% cumulative positivity rate (positive cases / positive cases + negative tests)
0.89% of residents have tested positive
0.32% 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
On days like today, in severe weather and rain it is sometimes necessary to pause testing or to change to testing one at a time.   Please do not block the employee entrance while waiting in line.

Masks/face coverings can help to slow the spread by slowing or stopping the droplets that carry the virus.  Supplies are getting low, but 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

One thought on “County Mayor’s Notes – August 14th, 2020

  1. Thanks for keeping us all informed….I do have a question about the false positives, are the numbers adjusted or are they counted and the additional followup tests that show it was really negative just added to the negative. If the numbers are not adjusted then our positive results are over stated.

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