Written Tuesday July 14, 2020:
Crockett County faced its largest single week spike in COVID-19 cases this week.
As of July 7, the county had only seen a total of 40 cases since testing began in March. However, in one week 31 cases were added.
As of July 14, Crockett’s positive COVID-19 case count his risen to 71 as six new cases were added and 11 new cases were added Monday, July 13.
This increase comes as schools are continuing to make daily changes in plans to reopen school on August 3.
Crockett has received 1,078 negative results since testing began.
Alamo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (ANRC) as well as Bells Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (BNRC) facilities have been testing employees weekly and will continue until further notice from the Governor’s Office and the Department of Health.
As a result of last week’s testing cycle, two employees and one resident tested positive at BNRC. Since the beginning of March, a total of five employees at BNRC and 11 residents have tested positive.
Two new employees at ANRC also tested positive this week, bringing ANRC to five total employees since the first of March.
Currently within Crockett County at the long term care facilities as well as the general public, there are 41 active cases, 27 recovered cases and three deaths reported in the Tennessee Department of Health daily update.
UPDATE: JULY 15, 2020
75 Cases, 1,116 negative, 44 active, 28 recovered and 3 deceased