County Mayor’s Notes – July 8th, 2020

Cumberland County COVID-19 Update
55 active cases (+1 from previous day)
193 positive cases (+5 from previous day)
134 recovered (+4 from previous day)
4 deaths officially reported (+0 from previous day)
16 hospitalizations (+2 from previous day) *
7,461 negative tests (+88 from previous day)
2.52% percent of those that have been tested were positive
0.32% percent of residents have tested positive
0.09% percent of residents have active cases

NOTE: Yesterdays negative tests were down by 96 at 7,140.  That number is now revised to 7,236 so we actually had an increase of negatives by 142 yesterday.

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: https://www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov.html

* 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 Cloth Masks
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.

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.

Census
Cumberland County is, unfortunately, 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.

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

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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