Health Department Confirms 2,741 Cases of COVID-19 in Madison County

The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department received positive test results for 28 more cases of COVID-19, according to Director Kim Tedford. There are now 2,741 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Madison County.

Tedford said there have been 140 new cases in Madison County since Friday, September 11. Madison County has had 56 COVID-19 deaths.

The newest confirmed cases include 9 males, 19 females, and range from ages 2 to 67.

The staff are reaching out to these individuals and people who had close contact with these cases.

Twelve Madison County residents are currently hospitalized. One of those patients are on a ventilator.

Tedford said 2,300 residents have recovered, 273 are active and 57 are unknown.

Tedford said even though Madison County is currently at 15.8 percent positivity rate, even as the state is seeing a decrease in positivity rate. Tedford said she is being optimistic about Labor Day numbers.

Tedford also encouraged employees not to go to work if they have COVID-19 symptoms, especially if they work in long -term care facilities, because they have sen cases at those facilities.

Tedford also said the health department is working with the state on plans on how to store a COVID-19 vaccine when one is available and on how to distribute the vaccine.

Amy Garner, West Tennessee Healthcare Chief Compliance & Communications Officer, said there are 78 COVID-19 patients at Jackson Madison County General Hospital, with 26 in ICU and 16 on ventilators.

“Our hospital is incredibly full,” Garner said. “There are 584 patients in the hospital.”

Garner added, “We’re really, really busy.”

She said it’s concerning the census is so high, especially since the flu season hasn’t begun.

You can watch Wednesday’s media briefing below:

 

The department also released the following demographic information about Madison County’s confirmed COVID-19 cases.

GENDER

Sex

Number of Cases

Percentage

Female

1514

55.2%

Male

1226

44.7%

Unknown

1

0.1%

HEALTH STATUS

Health Status

Number of Cases

Percentage

Recovered

2355

86%

Not Recovered

213

8%

Better

60

2%

Unknown

57

2%

Deaths

56

2%

 

ZIP CODE

Zip Code

Number of Cases

Percentage

38305

1529

55.8%

38301

917

33.5%

38356

46

1.7%

38391

34

1.2%

38366

41

1.5%

38343

33

1.2%

38313

48

1.8%

38392

18

0.6%

38355

15

0.5%

38362

30

1.1%

38006

4

0.1%

38302

2

0.1%

38308

5

0.2%

38378

1

0.1%

Unknown

18

0.6%

 

RACE

Race

Number of Cases

Percentage

Black or African American

909

33%

White

1106

40%

Asian

11

0.5%

Hispanic

68

2.5%

Other/Multiracial

48

2%

Unspecified

599

22%

AGE

Age (years)

Number of Cases

Percentage

0-10

115

4%

11-20

302

11%

21-30

542

20%

31-40

431

16%

41-50

378

14%

51-60

415

15%

61-70

291

10.5%

71-80

151

5%

80+

109

4%

Unknown

7

0.5%

Find more information about COVID-19 from the Tennessee Department of Health at https://www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated information and guidance available online at www.cdc.gov/COVID19.

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