Third COVID-19 case confirmed in Dyer County

Thursday, March 26, 2020

BRANDON HUTCHESON

bhutcheson@stategazette.com

At 2 p.m. Thursday, March 26, the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) provided updated numbers for confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state. The update noted the third positive coronavirus case in Dyer County.

Statewide, the TDH announced there were 957 positive COVID-19 cases, including 76 hospitalizations and 3 fatalities.

At the Tennessee State Public Health Laboratory, a total of 1,222 COVID-19 tests have been completed, resulting in 1,111 negative results and 111 positive.

In all other commercial and private laboratories, a total of 13,687 COVID-19 tests have been completed with 846 resulting in positive results.

The majority of positive cases are in metropolitan areas, mostly in Middle Tennessee, such as Davidson County (Nashville – 203 confirmed cases), Sumner County (Gallatin/Hendersonville – 43 confirmed cases), and Williamson County (Franklin – 70 confirmed cases).

The Shelby County (Memphis) metropolitan area has reported 147 confirmed cases of COVID-19, which is the most number of confirmed cases in any county in West Tennessee.

Positive cases in rural West Tennessee reported by the state health department include Benton County (1), Carroll County (3), Chester County (2), Dyer County (3), Fayette County (3), Gibson County (2), Hardin County (1), Madison County (2), and Tipton County (8).

The state health department also reported 117 confirmed cases from individuals who reside outside the state lines and 112 cases currently pending.

The Tennessee Department of Health provides updated COVID-19 numbers daily at 2 p.m. at www.tn.gov.

Additional information can be obtained by visiting https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html or by calling 833-556-2476.

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  • Can you break numbers down to how many have been tested in dyer county only?

    -- Posted by Confused in County on Thu, Mar 26, 2020, at 6:25 PM
  • Does anyone know where this individual works, or is this another juvenile?

    -- Posted by welder1Atermco on Thu, Mar 26, 2020, at 11:08 PM
  • I see people are still trying to get these people's personal information which is none of their business. That should be their decision to go public

    -- Posted by brianbk9 on Fri, Mar 27, 2020, at 10:47 PM
  • Would someone please educate this community on how this virus is contracted and spread....how long it can stay on specific surfaces as these positive cases have been mobile prior to quarantine or symptoms.....knowing where they work or live has absolutely no value in protecting yourself from transmission of this virus. Treat everything and everyone as if the virus is present. Follow the guidelines of the CDC and limit unnecessary travel. If you don't, your number of cases will continue to rise.

    -- Posted by Changeagent on Sat, Mar 28, 2020, at 3:28 PM
  • The third person was with someone else who had been in Chicago and the one man tested positive. The other man that was with him hasn’t but instead of being at home away from the public he going around like it’s all fine and dandy!

    -- Posted by murbell28 on Sun, Mar 29, 2020, at 8:06 PM
  • Dude that sales cars at the car lot across from Curry's funeral home has the covid -19 and isn't staying at home and says it's just like a cold to him. Someone needs to get the health department on him before he infects the whole city.

    -- Posted by welder1Atermco on Tue, Mar 31, 2020, at 11:10 PM
  • If a person has been tested positive for COVID-19 as stated, there are specific rules and guidelines, in fact laws, that should be enforced. If this alleged situation is occurring, the District Attorney and the Police Chief should act. This is criminal negligence in which some have already been arrested for around the country.

    -- Posted by Changeagent on Wed, Apr 1, 2020, at 7:37 AM
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