NOTE: The Health Department is stopping testing at 3 PM today due to inclement weather.
COVID-19 Update (difference from previous day)
We received almost 1,200 lab results over the Thanksgiving break with a net increase of 158 positives and 114 inactive/recovered. Today we received 442 results, which is odd considering there has been no testing at the Health Department for the past four days until today. 54 of those tests were positive. We only had 11 inactive/recovered reported today, but I suspect we will have a more soon. According to the State of Tennessee data, there have been no additional deaths for the past four days, and we have had no additional hospitalizations in the past 12 days.
Please remember to wear a mask when appropriate, social distance, wash your hands, and follow the guidelines provided by Governor Lee and the CDC. Be smart and avoid places you feel are unsafe.
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, not my prior newsletter, is in parenthesis.
374 active cases (+43)
2,255 inactive/recovered (+11)
36 deaths officially reported (+0)
2,665 positive cases (+54)
89 cumulative hospitalizations (+0)
33,852 negative tests (+390)
14.07% positivity rate – 7-day average
7.30% cumulative positivity rate (positive cases / positive cases + negative tests)
4.40% of residents have tested positive
0.62% 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
A new dashboard has been released for each county. You can now view the Cumberland County COVID-19 dashboard here:
The dashboard seems to be the last data that is updated so it can lag for several hours behind the 2:00 PM daily data release.
School level COVID-19 data is now available online. Click this link to see the information available for Cumberland County:
Health Department Testing
The local Health Department (1503 South Main Street) is conducting drive through testing, free of charge, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM. No doctor’s order is required, and no appointment is necessary. Anyone can be tested regardless of symptoms.
Tennessee COVID-19 Vaccination Plan – Initial Draft
I have had several ask about Tennessee’s vaccination plan. Here is plan the initial draft of the plan as it stands today.
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