Dyer County TDH COVID-19 update for September 10

Thursday, September 10, 2020



With the release of the Tennessee Department of Health’s (TDH) daily COVID-19 update on Thursday, the department reported Dyer County as having a total of 1,082 COVID-19 cases, which consist of confirmed and probably cases. Additionally, the TDH said that Dyer County had 118 active cases with 954 recoveries/inactive cases. The total number of deaths due to the virus decreased from 11, which was reported yesterday, down to 10.

Additionally, Thursday marked the first day the Tennessee Department of Education released a dashboard reporting additional COVID-19 information in districts and schools, as well as whether or how positive cases may impact the way teachers deliver instruction to students.

TDOE COVID-19 Data Dashboard:

In a press release issued Thursday, Commissioner Penny Schwinn stated, “Tennessee has led the way in supporting districts for a safe return to school, opening classrooms for the new school year, and now providing the public with information around how COVID-19 may be impacting their school communities through a district-populated dashboard. “This dashboard strikes an important balance in protecting student privacy while providing parents, educators, and community members with information they need to make the best possible decisions for their families.”

The dashboard allows users to access information via a menu view or map view.

According to the TDOE dashboard, the Dyer County School System’s information was last updated on Aug. 20, while Dyersburg City School System’s numbers were last updated on Sept. 4. The results were as follows:


Dyer County Schools:

Students: 12 new cases within the last reported week were students within the Dyer County School System

Staff: <5 number of new cases from staff members within the last reported week


Dyersburg City Schools:

Students: <5 new cases within the last reported week were students within the Dyersburg City School System. The dashboard also noted these cases were from students of Dyersburg Middle School.

Staff: <5 new cases within the last reported week were staff members within the Dyersburg City School System. The dashboard indicated these cases were from staff members of Dyersburg Primary School.

The TDOE release stated, “At the district level, the dashboard will provide district-reported information on the number of new positive COVID-19 cases this week and the prior week amongst students and the number of new positive COVID-19 cases this week and the prior week amongst staff. In addition, the dashboard will display the primary operating model for schools within the district, including the number of schools conducting in-person learning, the number of schools conducting remote learning, and the number of schools utilizing a hybrid approach for instruction, as well as the last date when the district updated its primary operating model. Finally, the dashboard will display whether the district has adopted a critical infrastructure designation for certain workers, as well as a link to the district’s Continuous Learning Plan (CLP), which outlines how the district plans to administer remote learning.

“At the school level, the dashboard will provide district-reported information on the number of new positive COVID-19 cases amongst students, number of new positive COVID-19 cases amongst staff, and whether adjustments from the district’s primary operating model have been made within the school. Students and staff listed as positive does not necessarily indicate they contracted COVID-19 at the school building.

“The sharing of student information is stringently protected under the Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and protecting personally identifiable information of our youngest Tennesseans is critically important. To ensure protections of individual privacy, schools with fewer than 50 students will not be reported in the dashboard. For schools reporting under five positive student or employee COVID-19 cases, the school will be listed without a specific number of cases for the category.

“During this first week of reporting, a majority of districts have submitted information for the dashboard. Over the coming weeks, the department will be working closely with districts to support their reporting and encourage them to update information on a weekly basis. Districts have received instructions for reporting this information to the department and the department will continue to provide technical assistance to districts when needed.”

The release added TDOE is requesting districts to submit information on a weekly basis and reporting across every district in the state is expected by September 22.

The link to the TDOE dashboard can be viewed at https://districtinformation.tnedu.gov/.

TDH COVID-19 comparisons:

Thursday’s numbers in comparison to those released yesterday, Sept. 9, by the Tennessee Department of Health are as follows:

- Total Cases

Wed. Sept. 9 – 1,061

Thurs. Sept. 10 – 1,082 (up 21)

- Active Cases

Wed. Sept. 9 – 112

Thurs. Sept. 10 – 118 (up 6)

- Recoveries/ Inactive Cases

Wed. Sept. 9 – 938

Wed. Sept. 10 – 954 (up 16)

Today’s numbers in comparison to those two weeks prior, Aug. 27, are as follows:

- Total Cases

Aug. 27 – 917

Sept. 10 – 1,082 (up 165)

- Active Cases

Aug. 27 - 417

Sept. 10 – 118 (down 299)

- Recoveries/ Inactive

Aug. 27 - 491

Sept. 10 - 954 inactive/recoveries *recoveries only reporting discontinued on Aug. 3

- Deaths

Aug. 27 - 9

Sept. 10 – 10 (up 1)

TDH COVID-19 numbers in Tennessee:

Statewide, Tennessee was reported having 168,237 total cases, with 163,515 confirmed and 4,722 probable in Thursday’s update. Recoveries/Inactive cases were listed at 151,202 (90 percent).

Total deaths in the state were reported at 1,988 (1 percent), with 1,923 confirmed and 65 probable.

A total of 2,388,318 COVID-19 tests have been performed in the state with 2,189,555 resulting in PCR negatives and 198,763 PCR positive results.

Tennessee COVID-19 hospitalizations listed by the TDC on Thursday was as follows:

- 7,549 hospitalizations (4 percent)

- 103,446 not hospitalized (61 percent)

- 57,242 pending (35 percent)

Shelby County (Memphis) continued to lead the state in total COVID-19 cases with 28,404, while Davidson County (Nashville) is second, with 24,904.

In the counties neighboring Dyer County, the TDH reported the following results:

Crockett: 453 total; 59 active; 377 recoveries/inactive; 17 deaths

Gibson: 1,277 total; 182 active; 1,076 recoveries/inactive; 19 deaths

Lake: 853 total; 13 active; 838 recoveries/inactive; 2 deaths

Lauderdale: 852 total; 145 active; 693 recoveries/inactive; 14 deaths

Obion: 956 total; 121 active; 827 recoveries/inactive; 8 deaths

The Tennessee Department of Health provides daily COVID-19 updates online at www.tn.gov/health 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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