Dyer County COVID-19 update for September 15

Tuesday, September 15, 2020



With the release of the Tennessee Department of Health’s (TDH) daily COVID-19 update on Tuesday, the department reported Dyer County as having a total of 1,161 COVID-19 cases, which consist of confirmed and probable cases. Additionally, the TDH said that Dyer County had 142 active cases with 1,006 recoveries/inactive cases.

The total number of deaths due to the virus increased from 12 to 13.

Additionally, TDH reported Dyer County as having 1,258 PCR positive cases and 9,372 PCR negative cases.

TDH COVID-19 comparisons for Dyer County:

Tuesday’s numbers in comparison to those released yesterday, Sept. 14, by the Tennessee Department of Health are as follows:

- Total Cases

Mon. Sept. 14 – 1,152

Tues. Sept. 15 – 1,161 (up 9)

- Active Cases

Mon. Sept. 14 – 157

Tues. Sept. 15 – 142 (down 15)

- Recoveries/ Inactive Cases

Mon. Sept. 14 – 983

Tues. Sept. 15 – 1,006 (up 23)

Monday’s numbers in comparison to those two weeks prior, Sept. 1, are as follows:

- Total Cases

Sept. 1 - 975

Sept. 15 – 1,161 (up 186)

- Active Cases

Sept. 1 - 423

Sept. 15 – 142 (down 281)

- Recoveries/ Inactive

Sept. 1 – 542 recoveries

Sept. 15 – 1,006 inactive/recoveries *recoveries only reporting discontinued on Sept. 3

- Deaths

Sept. 1 - 10

Sept. 15 – 13

TDH COVID-19 numbers in Tennessee:

Statewide, Tennessee was reported having 175,231 total cases, with 169,893 confirmed and 5,338 probable in Tuesday’s update. Recoveries/Inactive cases were listed at 158,660 (91 percent).

Total deaths in the state were reported at 2,127 (1 percent), with 2,050 confirmed and 77 probable.

A total of 2,510,091 COVID-19 tests have been performed in the state with 2,303,410 resulting in PCR negatives and 206,681 PCR positive results.

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

- 7,848 hospitalizations (4 percent)

- 108,959 not hospitalized (62 percent)

- 58,424 pending (34 percent)

Shelby County (Memphis) continued to lead the state in total COVID-19 cases with 29,100, while Davidson County (Nashville) is second, with 25,440.

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

Crockett: 487 total; 60 active; 408 recoveries/inactive; 19 deaths

Gibson: 1,383 total; 210 active; 1,154 recoveries/inactive; 19 deaths

Lake: 863 total; 17 active; 844 recoveries/inactive; 2 deaths

Lauderdale: 887 total; 154 active; 719 recoveries/inactive; 14 deaths

Obion: 1,005 total; 120 active; 877 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.

TDOE Data Dashboard:

The Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) Data Dashboard was under a refresh with updated data submissions the majority of Tuesday afternoon.

At 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, data was pending due to the update. The most recent results for Dyer County Schools were published by the TDOE on Sept. 14, at 11:25 a.m., while Dyersburg’s results were last published on Sept. 4.

Those results (Sept. 14 for Dyer County; Sept. 4 for Dyersburg) were listed 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 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/.

Respond to this story

Posting a comment requires free registration: