County Mayor’s Notes – January 19th, 2022

COVID-19 Update
The state of Tennessee has moved to reporting COVID-19 data on a weekly basis on Wednesday of each week for the previous Sunday through Saturday.  This report includes data for the week ending January 15th.

According to the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH), in Cumberland County there are 721 active cases of COVID-19.  There have been 288 cumulative deaths reported 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 75% of all COVID-19 ICU patients at CMC are unvaccinated, and 63% of all COVID-19 patients at CMC are unvaccinated.  Currently there are 18 confirmed or suspected COVID-19 hospitalizations at CMC.  At CMC, the median age of those in the ICU is not available as the volume is too small to report, and the median age of other COVID-19 hospitalizations is 69.

Covenant also released aggregate data for the entire hospital system.  Data provided indicates 72% of all COVID-19 ICU patients in a Covenant hospital are unvaccinated, and 64% of all COVID-19 patients in a Covenant hospital are unvaccinated.  Currently there are 285 confirmed or suspected COVID-19 hospitalizations in a Covenant facility.  The median age of those in the ICU is 63 and the median age of other COVID-19 hospitalizations is 68.

Complete Covenant COVID hospitalization data can be found here:
https://www.covenanthealth.com/covid-19-dashboard/

Cumberland County Schools COVID-19 Update
According to Director of Schools, Dr. Ina Maxwell, as of Friday, January 14 there are:

  • 66 positive student cases with 109 quarantined
  • 24 positive staff cases with 11 quarantined

State Vaccination Dashboard:
https://data.tn.gov/t/Public/views/TennIISCOVID-19VaccineReporting/SUMMARY?:showAppBanner=false&:display_count=n&:showVizHome=n&:origin=viz_share_link&:toolbar=no&:embed=yes

Cumberland County Health Department Update
The Cumberland County Health Department is currently offering the Pfizer COVID 19 Vaccine and Booster.  Unfortunately, the Moderna Booster is not available at the Cumberland County Health Department at this time.  There are several other local facilities that offer Moderna. A complete list can be found at www.vaccines.gov. If the status changes for the Moderna vaccine and booster, the Health Department will send out an announcement. 

COVID-19 Testing Hours Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 11:00 am (MWF are self-testing days)
COVID-19 Vaccine Hours Monday – Friday, 8:00 pm – 4:00 pm

All COVID-19 Vaccines are currently being given inside the Health Department.  No drive-thru option will be offered.

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
http://allenfoster.net

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Cumberland County Mayor

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