Dyer County COVID-19 update for October 16
With the release of the Tennessee Department of Health’s (TDH) daily COVID-19 update on Friday, the department reported Dyer County as having a total of 1,881 COVID-19 cases, which consist of confirmed and probable cases. Additionally, the TDH said that Dyer County had 313 active cases with 1,544 recoveries/inactive cases.
The total number of deaths due to the virus remained at 24.
TDH also reported Dyer County as having 1,946 PCR positive cases and 13,337 PCR negative cases.
TDH COVID-19 comparisons for Dyer County:
Friday’s numbers in comparison to those released yesterday, Oct. 15, by the Tennessee Department of Health are as follows:
- Total Cases
Thurs. Oct. 15 – 1,874
Fri. Oct. 16 – 1,881 (up 7)
- Active Cases
Thurs. Oct. 15 – 333
Fri. Oct. 16 – 313 (down 20)
- Recoveries/ Inactive Cases
Thurs. Oct. 15 – 1,517
Fri. Oct. 16 – 1,544 (up 27)
Thursday’s numbers in comparison to those one week prior, Oct. 9, are as follows:
- Total Cases
Oct. 9 – 1,670
Oct. 16 – 1,881 (up 211)
- Active Cases
Oct. 9 - 258
Oct. 16 – 313 (up 55)
- Recoveries/ Inactive
Oct. 9 – 1,391
Oct. 16 – 1,544 (up 153
Oct. 9 - 21
Oct. 16 - 24
TDH COVID-19 numbers in Tennessee:
Statewide, Tennessee was reported having 223,493 total cases, with 212,682 confirmed and 10,811 probable in Friday’s update. Recoveries/Inactive cases were listed at 201,831 (90 percent).
Total deaths in the state were reported at 2,871 (1 percent), with 2,738 confirmed and 133 probable.
A total of 3,263,702 COVID-19 tests have been performed in the state with 3,005,275 resulting in PCR negatives and 258,427 PCR positive results.
Tennessee COVID-19 hospitalizations listed by the TDC on Friday was as follows:
- 9,489 hospitalizations (4 percent)
- 136,811 not hospitalized (61 percent)
- 77,193 pending (35 percent)
Shelby County (Memphis) continued to lead the state in total COVID-19 cases with 33,507, while Davidson County (Nashville) is second, with 28,933.
Other Tennessee counties that have surpassed the 10,000 total case mark are Knox (Knoxville) at 11,441, Hamilton (Chattanooga) at 10,834, and Rutherford (Murfreesboro) at 10,654.
In the counties neighboring Dyer County, the TDH reported the following results:
Crockett: 716 total; 122 active; 575 recoveries/inactive; 19 deaths
Gibson: 2,002 total; 147 active; 1,819 recoveries/inactive; 36 deaths
Lake: 955 total; 20 active; 932 recoveries/inactive; 3 deaths
Lauderdale: 1,240 total; 168 active; 1,054 recoveries/inactive; 18 deaths
Obion: 1,583 total; 223 active; 1,343 recoveries/inactive; 17 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 listed results for both Dyer County and Dyersburg City school systems and were as follows:
|Dyer County Schools (updated on Oct. 13):|
Students: 8 new cases this week; no reported data last week
Staff: <5 new cases this week; no reported data last week
For Dyer County, individual school information was not available.
|Dyersburg City Schools (updated Oct. 13):|
For Dyersburg City Schools, individual school information was available and was listed as follows:
Dyersburg High School: Students – <5 new cases this week; 0 new cases last week; Staff – <5 new cases this week; 0 new cases last week
Dyersburg Middle School: Students - <5 new cases this week; <5 new cases last week; Staff – <5 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; <5 new cases last week
Dyersburg Primary School: Students – <5 new cases this week; 0 new cases last week; Staff – <5 new cases this week; 0 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/.