DeKalb COVID-19 Death Count at 17

October 13, 2020
By: Dwayne Page

The number of DeKalb County COVID-19 related deaths is now 17.

According to the daily snapshot of DeKalb County as of Monday, October 12 provided by the Tennessee Department of Health, 17 people with COVID-19 have died in since March while the number of active cases is now at 58.

There have been 637 confirmed or probable cases of COVID-19 since March in DeKalb County , 24 have been hospitalized, and 562 are now inactive or have recovered. To date, DeKalb County has 3,108 cases per 100,000 residents. Over the last seven days, (October 6-12), DeKalb County had a daily case rate of 27.2 cases per 100,000 residents per day. Over the last 14 days, (September 29 to October 12), DeKalb County has averaged 4.6 new cases reported per day. For the 14 days prior (September 15-28), the average was 3.6.

Over the last 7 days DeKalb County has averaged 72.3 tests per day (35.3 tests per 10,000 residents per day) and over the last 7 days the average percent positive was 8.5%.

Snapshot of 14 Upper Cumberland Counties:

*Putnam 383 active cases and 50 deaths

*Overton 210 active cases and 2 deaths

*Fentress 201 active cases and 5 deaths

*Cumberland 174 active cases and 23 deaths

*Warren 133 active cases and 9 deaths

*White 125 cases and 10 deaths

*Smith 123 active cases and 12 deaths

*Macon 107 active cases and 22 deaths.

*Pickett 78 active cases and 3 deaths.

*Clay 75 active cases and 6 deaths

*DeKalb 58 active cases and 17 deaths

*Cannon 57 active cases and 2 deaths

*Jackson 50 active cases and 5 deaths

*Van Buren 15 active cases and 1 death

The DeKalb County Health Department’s testing hours are Monday-Friday from 9am to 12 NOON every day.