Dyer County COVID-19 update for November 20

Friday, November 20, 2020



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 3,004 COVID-19 cases, which consist of confirmed and probable cases. Additionally, the TDH said that Dyer County had 311 active cases with 2,644 recoveries/inactive cases.

The total number of deaths due to the virus increased to 49.

TDH also reported Dyer County as having 2,644 PCR positive cases and 15,949 PCR negative cases.

TDH COVID-19 Dyer County Data Dashboard:

Recently, the TDH launched a new COVID-19 website, https://covid19.tn.gov, which helps streamline and simplify some of the most frequently requested COVID-19 data. The site, which can be accessed for both desktop and mobile users, offers dashboards and daily reports with state and county-level information including case counts, hospitalizations and tests conducted.

As of 2 p.m. Friday afternoon, the numbers reflected were those from the previous day, Nov. 19.

Dyer County was listed as having 81 COVID-19 related hospitalizations. New active cases from Nov. 18 to Nov. 19 increased by 51.

The website also lists case counts and daily case rates from the following time periods:

- Most recent 7 days (Nov. 13, 2020 – Nov. 19, 2020)

238 case count; 91.5 daily case rate (per 100,000 residents)

- Most recent 14 days (Nov. 6, 2020 – Nov. 19, 2020)

470 case count; 90.3 daily case rate (per 100,000 residents)

- Previous 14 days (Oct. 23, 2020 – Nov. 5, 2020)

406 case count; 78 daily case rate (per 100,000 residents)

- Total (March 5, 2020 – Nov. 19, 2020)

2,972 case count; 30.9 daily case rate (per 100,000 residents)

Additionally, the website reported Dyer County has averaged 90.57 tests per day (243.7 tests per 100,000 residents) over the past 7 days.

The average positive percentage of tests, over the most recent 7 days, was 21.3 percent.

TDH COVID-19 numbers in Tennessee:

Statewide, on Friday, Tennessee was reported having 331,532 total cases, with 306,892 confirmed and 24,640 probable. Recoveries/Inactive cases were listed at 287,908 (87 percent).

Total deaths in the state were reported at 4,202 (1 percent), with 3,872 confirmed and 330 probable.

Under laboratory testing, the results were as follows:

- Test Type: PCR

363,892 positive; 3,852,016 negative; 4,215,908 total

- Test Type: Antigen

24,677 positive; 218,258 negative; 242,935 total

Tennessee COVID-19 hospitalizations listed by the TDH on Friday was as follows:

- 11,502 hospitalizations (3 percent)

- 170,289 not hospitalized (52 percent)

- 149,741 pending (45 percent)

Shelby County (Memphis) continued to lead the state in total COVID-19 cases with 44,615, while Davidson County (Nashville) is second, with 39,770.

Other Tennessee counties that have surpassed the 10,000 total case mark are Knox (Knoxville) at 17,026, Rutherford (Murfreesboro) at 16,264, Hamilton (Chattanooga) at 15,382, and Williamson (Franklin) at 10,231

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

Crockett: 1,096 total; 81 active; 990 recoveries/inactive; 25 deaths

Gibson: 2,893 total; 391 active; 2,441 recoveries/inactive; 61 deaths

Lake: 1,132 total; 76 active; 1,051 recoveries/inactive; 5 deaths

Lauderdale: 1,959 total; 191 active; 1,748 recoveries/inactive; 20 deaths

Obion: 2,440 total; 321 active; 2,076 recoveries/inactive; 43 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 Nov. 17):

Students: 14 new cases this week; 12 cases last week

Staff: 6 new cases this week; 11 cases last week

For Dyer County, individual school information was not available.


Dyersburg City Schools (updated Nov. 17):

For Dyersburg City Schools, individual school information was available and was listed as follows:

Dyersburg High School: Students – 9 new cases this week; no report last week; Staff – <5 new cases this week; no report last week

Dyersburg Middle School: Students – 9 new cases this week; no report last week; Staff – <5 new cases this week; no report last week

Dyersburg Intermediate School: Students – <5 new cases this week; no report last week; Staff – <5 new cases this week; no report last week

Dyersburg Primary School: Students – 0 new cases this week; <5 new cases last week; Staff – <5 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/.

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