Dyer County COVID-19 update for September 16
With the release of the Tennessee Department of Health’s (TDH) daily COVID-19 update on Wednesday, the department reported Dyer County as having a total of 1,185 COVID-19 cases, which consist of confirmed and probable cases. Additionally, the TDH said that Dyer County had 147 active cases with 1,025 recoveries/inactive cases.
The total number of deaths due to the virus remained at 13.
Additionally, TDH reported Dyer County as having 1,284 PCR positive cases and 9,484 PCR negative cases.
TDH COVID-19 comparisons for Dyer County:
Wednesday’s numbers in comparison to those released yesterday, Sept. 15, by the Tennessee Department of Health are as follows:
- Total Cases
Tues. Sept. 15 – 1,161
Wed. Sept. 16 – 1,185 (up 24)
- Active Cases
Tues. Sept. 15 – 142
Wed. Sept. 16 – 147 (up 5)
- Recoveries/ Inactive Cases
Tues. Sept. 15 – 1,006
Wed. Sept. 16 – 1,025 (up 19)
Wednesday’s numbers in comparison to those two weeks prior, Sept. 2, are as follows:
- Total Cases
Sept. 2 - 988
Sept. 16 – 1,185 (up 197)
- Active Cases
Sept. 2 - 420
Sept. 16 – 147 (down 273)
- Recoveries/ Inactive
Sept. 2 – 558 recoveries
Sept. 16 – 1,025 inactive/recoveries *recoveries only reporting discontinued on Sept. 3
Sept. 2 - 10
Sept. 16 – 13
TDH COVID-19 numbers in Tennessee:
Statewide, Tennessee was reported having 177,087 total cases, with 171,574 confirmed and 5,513 probable in Wednesday’s update. Recoveries/Inactive cases were listed at 160,202 (90 percent).
Total deaths in the state were reported at 2,151 (1 percent), with 2,074 confirmed and 77 probable.
A total of 2,537,723 COVID-19 tests have been performed in the state with 2,328,773 resulting in PCR negatives and 208,950 PCR positive results.
Tennessee COVID-19 hospitalizations listed by the TDC on Wednesday was as follows:
- 7,922 hospitalizations (4 percent)
- 110,030 not hospitalized (62 percent)
- 59,135 pending (34 percent)
Shelby County (Memphis) continued to lead the state in total COVID-19 cases with 29,392, while Davidson County (Nashville) is second, with 25,578.
In the counties neighboring Dyer County, the TDH reported the following results:
Crockett: 481 total; 57 active; 405 recoveries/inactive; 19 deaths
Gibson: 1,417 total; 228 active; 1,170 recoveries/inactive; 19 deaths
Lake: 864 total; 17 active; 845 recoveries/inactive; 2 deaths
Lauderdale: 906 total; 164 active; 728 recoveries/inactive; 14 deaths
Obion: 1,027 total; 124 active; 894 recoveries/inactive; 9 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.
TDOE Data Dashboard:
The Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) Data Dashboard was under a refresh with updated data submissions the majority of Tuesday afternoon (Sept. 15). Once updated, results for both Dyer County and Dyersburg City school systems were listed as follows:
|Dyer County Schools:|
Students: 8 new cases this week; 12 reported new cases last week
Staff: 7 new cases this week; <5 reported new cases last week
For Dyer County, individual school information was not available.
|Dyersburg City Schools:|
Students: 0 new cases this week; <5 reported new cases last week
Staff: 0 new cases reported this week; <5 reported new cases last week
For Dyersburg City Schools, individual school information was available and was listed as follows:
Dyersburg High School: Students – 10 new cases this week; 0 new cases last week; Staff – 0 new cases this week; 0 new cases last week
Dyersburg Middle School: Students - <5 new cases this week; <5 new cases last week; Staff – 0 new cases this week; 0 new cases last week
Dyersburg Intermediate School: Students – 0 new cases this week; 0 new cases last week; Staff - <5 new cases this week; 0 new cases last week
Dyersburg Primary School: Students – 0 new cases this week; 0 new cases last week; Staff – 0 new cases this week; <5 new cases last week
The TDOE included the following statement in regard to the numbers reported by the data dashboard:
“The data presented on this page reflects new positive COVID-19 cases for students and employees at public elementary and secondary schools, including public charter schools, in Tennessee. This data is self-reported by school districts and public charter schools to the Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) on a weekly basis. TDOE cannot verify and makes no representations regarding the accuracy of the data presented. This data is provisional and subject to change. This data may be different than information reported by a school, district, or other entity due to timing of reporting or other factors. In addition, this data may be different than county-level information reported by the Tennessee Department of Health due to timing of reporting, the fact that positive cases are reported by TDH only after laboratory confirmation, or other factors. School districts and public charter schools are requested to report positive COVID-19 cases to TDOE but are not mandated to do so by law or regulation. COVID-19 case investigations are conducted by local health departments.
“To protect individual privacy, schools with fewer than 50 students are not reported in this data. Further, for schools reporting a number that is fewer than five positive student or employee COVID-19 cases, the school will be listed without a specific number of cases for the category. Decisions regarding reporting this data balance transparency, public health and individual privacy and may change as circumstances change.
“New cases represent the number of newly reported positive cases on the most recent reporting date. Inactive cases are not reported. Data reported herein does not indicate or imply that a positive COVID-19 case was contracted at the school facility.”
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/.