DeKalb Health Department Announces New Hours for COVID-19 Testing

July 14, 2020
By: Dwayne Page

DeKalb County’s confirmed number of COVID-19 cases has jumped to 99.

As of Monday , July, 13 the Tennessee Department of Health reported that 2,625 people had been tested with 2,526 negative results and 99 positive. There have been no deaths in DeKalb County from the virus and 52 of the 99 persons tested positive since March have recovered.

Starting Monday, July 13th the DeKalb County Health Department’s new testing hours will be Monday-Friday from 9am to 12 NOON every day.

At 99 cases, DeKalb County ranks 6th highest in the 14 county Upper Cumberland region behind Putnam with 1,081 (7 deaths), Macon 646 (7 deaths), Cumberland 229 (4 deaths), Smith 185 (2 deaths), and Warren 159. Other counties in the region with COVID-19 cases are  White 93 (3 deaths), Overton 79 (1 death), Cannon 58,  Jackson 50, Fentress 29, Clay 23, Van Buren 9, and Pickett 8.