County Mayor’s Notes – June 24th, 2020

Cumberland County COVID-19 Update
34 active cases (+2 from previous day)
152 positive cases (+4 from previous day)
115 recovered (+2 from previous day)
3 deaths officially reported (no change from previous day)
13 hospitalizations (+0 from previous day) *
6,198 negative tests (+127)
6,350 total tested (+131)
2.39% percent of those that have been tested were positive
10.64% percent of residents have been tested
0.25% percent of residents have tested positive
0.06% percent of residents have active cases

* 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.

Census
The new numbers are out and we are still in second place in the Upper Cumberland in census response rates.  Putnam County has a response rate of 65.1% while Cumberland County is only at 59.8%.  Our response rate percentage is at a negative variance of 8.7 percent compared to 2010, so we are really behind.  August 11th is the official start of non-response follow up operations (door knocking) and October 31st marks the end of the census.

Response rates by city:
Crossville 51.3%
Crab Orchard 41.8%
Pleasant Hill 37.6%

Those living in the cities of Crossville, Crab Orchard, and Pleasant Hill here in Cumberland County are responding well below the overall county rate of 59.8%.

As a barometer, Putnam County city rates are:
Algood 68.6%
Cookeville 60.8%
Baxter 60.7%

Please take the time complete your census by visiting www.2020Census.gov or calling 844-330-2020 to get counted today!  It matters.

Health Department Testing
The local Health Department (1503 South Main Street) is conducting drive through testing, free of charge, Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. No doctor’s order is required, and no appointment is necessary. Anyone can be tested regardless of symptoms. Results are generally available in about two days.

Free cloth masks are available 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.

I send my newsletter updates multiple times a week, excluding the weekends, but I update my social media almost daily.  If you want to get these updates more frequently, please subscribe to my newsletter, and follow me on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  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 here.

Thank you for being part of the solution and thank you for the opportunity to serve as your County Mayor. 

Allen Foster

Cumberland County Mayor
http://allenfoster.net

Published by allenfoster

Cumberland County Mayor

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