TDH reports 3 COVID-19 fatalities in Dyer County

Monday, July 6, 2020


On Monday, July 6, the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) released the updated COVID-19 case count for the State of Tennessee. With Monday’s update, TDH reported Dyer County had 3 deaths as a result of the virus, with the county having a total of 254 COVID-19 cases (consisting of confirmed and probable cases) with 109 recoveries.

Dyer County’s PCR positive test results were listed as 273 with 3,125 PCR negative results.

Statewide, Tennessee’s total case count was reported at 52,155 with 51,774 confirmed, 381 probable, and 31,020 recoveries (59 percent).

Deaths reported in the state were listed at 653 (1 percent), with 628 confirmed and 25 probable.

The TDH reported the total number of tests performed in the state was 904,237, with 60,554 resulting in PCR positive tests and 843,683 PCR negative tests.

Hospitalizations were listed at 2,897 (6 percent), with those not being hospitalized at 29,483 (57 percent), and 19,775 pending (38 percent).

Shelby County (Memphis) continued to lead the state in total COVID-19 cases with 11.936. Davidson County was second, with the TDH reporting 11,205 total cases.

The Tennessee Department of Health provides daily COVID-19 updates online at at 2 p.m. The COVID-19 Public Information Numbers, 877-857-2945 or 833-556-2476, are available from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

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  • The number of "probable" cases in Dyer County as of July 7th is 11. I think it would be helpful to report the number of probable cases and the number of confirmed cases separately, so that the reader is not left to speculate about what fraction of the total COVID-19 case number is comprised of probable cases.

    So, there are 243 people in Dyer County who have been confirmed positive for COVID as of July 7th. According to publicly available data provided by the TN dept of health:

    -- Posted by AndrewWLegan on Tue, Jul 7, 2020, at 10:16 PM
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