COVID-19 Update (difference from previous day)
I have been (informally) told that the new data and dashboard may be available as early as tomorrow. If so, we should see a reasonably large increase in recovered data. That also means when the state data and dashboard change, the data I provide will too. It should be more accurate and hopefully more useful.
The following are the numbers from the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) for Cumberland County as of Wednesday, 9/2/2020 at 2:00 PM. The change from the prior day is in parenthesis.
337 active cases (+3)
511 recovered (+22)
8 deaths officially reported (+0)
856 positive cases (+25)
40 hospitalizations (+0) *
17,599 negative tests (+122)
4.64% cumulative positivity rate (positive cases / positive cases + negative tests)
1.43% of residents have tested positive
0.56% 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 at the online dashboard: https://www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov.html
* 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.
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