Cumberland County is in the middle of a surge in COVID-19 infections as the Delta variant continues to spread. According to the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH), in Cumberland County there are 701 active cases of COVID-19, which is up from a recent low of one on July 5, 2021. There have been 153 deaths as of the date of this newsletter. Datasets for additional information can be found at https://www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov/data/downloadable-datasets.html.
CMC and Covenant released a dashboard with information about current COVID-19 patients. You can see from the graphic that 100% of all COVID-19 ICU patients at CMC are unvaccinated, and 89% of all COVID-19 patients at CMC are unvaccinated. Currently there are 34 confirmed or suspected COVID-19 hospitalizations at CMC.
Covenant also released data for the hospital system as a whole. You can see from the graphic that 88% of all COVID-19 ICU patients in a Covenant hospital are unvaccinated, and 84% of all COVID-19 patients in a Covenant hospital are unvaccinated. Currently there are 301 confirmed or suspected COVID-19 hospitalizations in a Covenant facility. The median age of those in the ICU is 61 and the median age of all COVID-19 hospitalizations is
More Covenant data can be found at https://www.covenanthealth.com/covid-19-dashboard/.
The data clearly indicates that, at this point, this is a pandemic mostly of the unvaccinated. Getting vaccinated is a personal decision and should be made by an individual and their doctor and other trusted advisors. I went through this process months ago and decided it was best for me to get vaccinated. Information for those that wish to get vaccinated is provided below.
Cumberland County Population Vaccinated
- Percent of population with at least one dose: 42.40
- Percent of population with only 1 dose of 2 (mRNA): 3.68
- Percent of population fully vaccinated (2 mRNA doses or 1 Janssen): 38.69
State Vaccination Dashboard:
Cumberland County Health Department Update
Vaccines are available at the Cumberland County Health Department Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM until 4:30 PM. On Thursday vaccinations are available until 5:30 PM.
Testing hours are from to 9 am to 1 pm Monday – Friday. If you have any questions, please contact the CCHD.
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