NASHVILLE, TN (WLAF) – As of Friday afternoon, the number of PCR positive tests for COVID-19 during the pandemic according to the Tennessee Department of Health is 272, and that includes 239 cases confirmed and probable (ten more than on Thursday).  Of the cases, 118 of those patients have recovered while 120 patients are recovering and one patient has died.  Results through Friday from 5,769 COVID-19 tests in Campbell County have come back negative.

Further down this page is an explanation on Tennessee’s new reporting system on COVID-19 cases and deaths.  The new reporting began on Friday, June 12, 2020.

Across Tennessee, the Tennessee Department of Health reports 1,206 people have died from complications due to the Coronavirus as of Friday afternoon.  That’s 20 more deaths since Thursday  Additionally, 5,190 patients have been hospitalized.

As of Friday afternoon’s report, 118,782 tests (up 2,432) from Thursday) have come back positive for the virus out of 1,660,337 tests. The number of patients who have recovered from the virus totals 79,357.

NEW REPORTING PROCEDURE FROM THE TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH:

Starting June 12, the Tennessee Department of Health updated its way of reporting cases and deaths connected to COVID-19  in Campbell County and for all of Tennessee.  The Tennessee Department of Health is reporting daily the confirmed and probable cases and deaths from COVID-19 “to provide a more comprehensive look at the pandemic in Tennessee.”

Tennessee Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey said in a statement on June 12, “We want to present a clear picture of the burden of COVID-19 on our state, and we want Tennesseans to understand the reason it may appear that we’ve had an increase in our cases and tests completed.”

Tennessee Department of Health defines a confirmed case as “someone who tested positive (via PCR test) for the virus that causes COVID-19.”

Additionally, Tennessee Department of Health defines a probable case as “someone who may have tested negative by PCR, tested positive by another type of test or may not have been tested at all, but has an illness consistent with COVID-19 and may have other risk factors.”

Also explained by the Tennessee Department of Health is the different actions for confirmed or probable cases.  The Tennessee Department of Health stated, “For both confirmed and probable cases, public health officials take the same actions. All cases (confirmed and probable) undergo a case investigation and contact tracing interview and are asked to isolate per CDC/TDH guidance. Their contacts are then contacted and asked to quarantine for 14 days.”

The Campbell County Health Department at Jacksboro continues to offer testing free of charge to residents. For scheduling, please call 423.562.8351

See the full report HERE.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 08/07/2020-3:00 PM)

27 Replies to “118 COVID-19 patients have recovered in Campbell County”

  1. I am sick and tired of hearing COVID 19. Let God take care of it, and quit using it to destroy our nation and the economy.

    1. I agree with this whole heartly, but we as citizens need to use the common sense God gave us and obey the rules that are set before us especially wear masks. I believe in tempting Christ and He has given the Drs and scientist the knowledge so they can lead this country and tell us what is best to help this from spreading and trying to keep us all safe.
      But if we don’t follow guidelines and listen to our leaders God is watching us and showing us what happens when we don’t believe in Him or our leaders
      Things are going to get worse before they get better
      So if we all would work together and do what is asked this pandemic might slow down

    1. Thank you for your response, Sandy.

      Given my very limited knowledge of the reporting process, all I can provide to you and the other WLAF viewers is the explanation the state provided when it changed its way of reporting on June 12. That explanation is included in the daily update on WLAF. You’ll find it below in this email.

      Best,
      Jim
      WLAF

      On June 12, the NEW REPORTING PROCEDURE FROM THE TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH:

      Starting June 12, the Tennessee Department of Health updated its way of reporting cases and deaths connected to COVID-19 in Campbell County and for all of Tennessee. The Tennessee Department of Health is reporting daily the confirmed and probable cases and deaths from COVID-19 “to provide a more comprehensive look at the pandemic in Tennessee.”

      Tennessee Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey said in a statement on June 12, “We want to present a clear picture of the burden of COVID-19 on our state, and we want Tennesseans to understand the reason it may appear that we’ve had an increase in our cases and tests completed.”

      Tennessee Department of Health defines a confirmed case as “someone who tested positive (via PCR test) for the virus that causes COVID-19.”

      Additionally, Tennessee Department of Health defines a probable case as “someone who may have tested negative by PCR, tested positive by another type of test or may not have been tested at all, but has an illness consistent with COVID-19 and may have other risk factors.”

      Also explained by the Tennessee Department of Health is the different actions for confirmed or probable cases. The Tennessee Department of Health stated, “For both confirmed and probable cases, public health officials take the same actions. All cases (confirmed and probable) undergo a case investigation and contact tracing interview and are asked to isolate per CDC/TDH guidance. Their contacts are then contacted and asked to quarantine for 14 days.”

      See the full report HERE – https://www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov.html

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