Dyer County COVID-19 update for September 17
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 1,210 COVID-19 cases, which consist of confirmed and probable cases. Additionally, the TDH said that Dyer County had 156 active cases with 1,041 recoveries/inactive cases.
The total number of deaths due to the virus remained at 13.
Additionally, TDH reported Dyer County as having 1,309 PCR positive cases and 9,650 PCR negative cases.
TDH COVID-19 comparisons for Dyer County:
Thursday’s numbers in comparison to those released yesterday, Sept. 16, by the Tennessee Department of Health are as follows:
- Total Cases
Wed. Sept. 16 – 1,185
Thurs. Sept. 17 – 1,210 (up 25)
- Active Cases
Wed. Sept. 16 – 147
Thurs. Sept. 17 – 156 (up 9)
- Recoveries/ Inactive Cases
Wed. Sept. 16 – 1,025
Thurs. Sept. 17 – 1,041 (up 16)
Thursday’s numbers in comparison to those two weeks prior, Sept. 3, are as follows:
- Total Cases
Sept. 3 – 1,013
Sept. 17 – 1,210 (up 197)
- Active Cases
Sept. 3 - 420
Sept. 17 – 156 (down 264)
- Recoveries/ Inactive
Sept. 3 – 850
Sept. 17 – 1,041 (up 191)
Sept. 3 - 10
Sept. 17 – 13
TDH COVID-19 numbers in Tennessee:
Statewide, Tennessee was reported having 178,140 total cases, with 172,453 confirmed and 5,687 probable in Thursday’s update. Recoveries/Inactive cases were listed at 161,707 (91 percent).
Total deaths in the state were reported at 2,164 (1 percent), with 2,084 confirmed and 80 probable.
A total of 2,559,192 COVID-19 tests have been performed in the state with 2,348,989 resulting in PCR negatives and 210,203 PCR positive results.
Tennessee COVID-19 hospitalizations listed by the TDC on Thursday was as follows:
- 7,979 hospitalizations (4 percent)
- 111,336 not hospitalized (62 percent)
- 58,825 pending (34 percent)
Shelby County (Memphis) continued to lead the state in total COVID-19 cases with 29,521, while Davidson County (Nashville) is second, with 25,652.
In the counties neighboring Dyer County, the TDH reported the following results:
Crockett: 484 total; 56 active; 409 recoveries/inactive; 19 deaths
Gibson: 1,430 total; 211 active; 1,200 recoveries/inactive; 19 deaths
Lake: 865 total; 15 active; 848 recoveries/inactive; 2 deaths
Lauderdale: 910 total; 150 active; 746 recoveries/inactive; 14 deaths
Obion: 1,040 total; 120 active; 911 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 last updated Tuesday, Sept. 15. 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/.