Dyer County surpasses 300 total COVID-19 cases, 165 cases active

Monday, July 13, 2020

BRANDON HUTCHESON

bhutcheson@stategazette.com

When the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) released their COVID-19 update on Monday, July 13, the department reported Dyer County had over 300 total cases of the virus, coming in at 302.

Though the total count, which consists of confirmed and probable cases, was listed at 302, the TDH noted 165 cases were active. Additionally, the report listed the county as having 134 recoveries and 3 deaths as a result of COVID-19.

The total number of cases in Dyer County has increased from 54, as reported on June 1, to Monday’s count of 302. On June 12, the state began counting probable cases of the virus as confirmed, as defined by the CDC.

Dyer County’s numbers, according to the TDH COVID-19 update on Monday, was as follows:

Dyer County – 302 total cases (confirmed and probable); 165 active cases; 324 PCR positive; 3,498 PCR negative; 134 recoveries; 3 deaths

Statewide, Tennessee’s total COVID-19 case count on Monday was reported at 65,274, with 64,737 confirmed and 537 probable. Recoveries were listed at 36,996 (57 percent). Total deaths were recorded at 749 (1 percent), with 722 confirmed and 27 probable.

A total of 1,053,424 Tennesseans have been tested with 977,504 reported as PCR negative results and 75,920 PCR positive.

Shelby County (Memphis) continues to lead the state in total COVID-19 cases, at 14,163. Davidson County (Nashville) is second, with 13,976 total cases.

The Tennessee Department of Health provides daily COVID-19 updates online at www.tn.gov 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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    What is required to move from active to recovered? Are all testing positive required to have follow up testing?

    -- Posted by letitflyhigh on Tue, Jul 14, 2020, at 9:42 AM
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