By Michelle Price
Special to the UCBJ
NASHVILLE – The latest numbers from the Tennessee Department of Health show that the only places to escape COVID-19 within the Upper Cumberland is in the rural counties of Pickett and Van Buren. All other counties have reported positive cases with a total of 101 cases across the U.C. Putnam has the most at 50 positive cases of COVID-19 with Cumberland following at 22 cases.
Putnam reports an increase of just 13 cases, but it is important to note that not all of the cases from Signature Healthcare in Algood are not included in the number. Cumberland reports an increase of 6 cases.
Other counties seeing an increase were Jackson adding one for a total of three cases and Macon adding two to total of seven cases.
Remaining steady were Cannon with four, Clay with one, DeKalb with five, Fentress with one, Overton with two, Smith with three, Warren with one case and White with two.
There are now 293 hospitalized statewide, including three at Cookeville Regional Medical Center, where one has been released, and deaths related to COVID-19 now total 37 statewide with no deaths within the U.C.
Testing is now available in every county in the U.C. and an article with testing information is available here.