County Mayor’s Notes – September 28th, 2020

COVID-19 data follows the Mandy Barnett update

Mandy Barnett – Tennessee Music Pathways
Today, in a gathering on the Courthouse lawn, we celebrated Mandy Barnett’s birthday with the unveiling of her Tennessee Music Pathways marker.  Mandy is an outstanding musical talent and a native of Cumberland County ( 

Launched by the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development in 2018, Tennessee Music Pathways is an online planning guide that connects visitors to the state’s rich musical heritage at  From the largest cities to the smallest communities, Tennessee Music Pathways stretches across all 95 counties and features hundreds of landmarks from the seven genres of music that call Tennessee home.

We are proud of this commemoration and acknowledgement of Mandy’s talents, but we are even prouder to know she wanted the marker placed on the Courthouse lawn.  In honor of her accomplishments, I proclaimed today Mandy Barnett Day in Cumberland County!

COVID-19 Update (difference from previous day)
The following are the numbers from the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) for Cumberland County as of 2:00 PM today. The change from the prior day is in parenthesis.

Now is not the time to let our guard down.  Please continue to follow the recommendations of Governor Lee and the CDC.

108 active cases (-5)
1,091 inactive/recovered (+5)
18 deaths officially reported (+0)
1,217 positive cases (+0)
57 hospitalizations (+0) *
21,279 negative tests (+38)
89.65% Inactive/Recovered
5.18% cumulative positivity rate (positive cases / positive cases + negative tests)
2.01% of residents have tested positive
0.18% of residents have active cases

I made a change to the graphic over the weekend to show the rolling 7-day positivity rate in red.  I believe this is a useful statistic.

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:

School level COVID-19 data is now available online.  Click this link to see the information available for Cumberland County:

* 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.

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

Published by allenfoster

Cumberland County Mayor

2 thoughts on “County Mayor’s Notes – September 28th, 2020

  1. Nice try Mayor. Maybe no new cases since yesterday(Sunday). But on Saturday we were at 1201. So since then,16 cases. Totally misleading.  Some of us follow the daily trends. 

    Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone

    1. Nice try? EVERY newsletter/blog update I post concerning COVID-19 states “COVID-19 Update (difference from previous day)”. There is NOTHING misleading about my update. I even give the link that goes directly to the state data for anyone to view.

      You are correct that there were 16 cases reported on Sunday. The number of results was very high at over 500. That means multiple days of tests were resulted on one day. That also means the positivity of that batch of results was around the 3% range, which is considered to be low.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: