County Mayor’s Notes – July 27th, 2020

COVID-19 Update (difference from previous day)
115 active cases (+12)
204 recovered (+13)
6 deaths officially reported (+0)
325 positive cases (+25)
23 hospitalizations (+0) *
10,592 negative tests (+308)
2.98% cumulative positivity rate (positive cases / positive cases + negative tests)
0.54% percent of residents have tested positive
0.19% percent 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 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.

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

You may have seen the Census team at Village Green Mall, IGA, the splash pad or other areas in the county.  They are working to try and get the Cumberland County census response numbers up.  This is typically done in the larger cities, but COVID-19 has pushed the teams out to areas that are doing better in relation to the pandemic.  The Cumberland County response rate is still lagging behind the last census 10 years ago.

Current response rates:
Cumberland County – 60.1%
Roane County – 61.3%
Putnam County – 65.6%
Crossville – 51.6%
Crab Orchard – 41.8%
Pleasant Hill – 38.1%
Cookeville – 61.3%

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