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COVID-19 Update for 5/22/20

COVID-19 Update for 5/22/20
Additional Cases in Jackson and Williamson Counties

Jackson County Health Department was notified in the past 24 hours of four Jackson County residents confirmed to have contracted COVID-19. The individuals are as follows:  Female – two in their twenties;  Male – two in their twenties.

These individuals acquired the disease either through close contact with a known case, or through transmission in the community (i.e., unable to trace back to a known source). They are being placed in isolation.
To date, there have been 195 laboratory confirmed cases in Jackson County, including ten deaths related to the disease. One positive individual had been released from isolation, in accordance with CDC guidelines, bringing the total released to 161 persons. Twenty-four active cases are currently being managed.
The full press release can be read here

Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department has been notified of one new positive COVID-19 case within Franklin and Williamson county.
The one new case of COVID-19 includes the following: Williamson County:  Females: One in their 90’s
It is unknown how she contracted the virus at this time. She is currently hospitalized.

To date, there have been a total of 56 laboratory confirmed positives in Williamson county and 11 laboratory confirmed positives in Franklin county of COVID-19. Of these positive cases, 41 have recovered in Williamson county and 10 have recovered in Franklin county.
The full press release can be read here

The South 7 District is reporting no new cases, but has released an updated case statement. The full release can be read here

The Jefferson County Health Department has not had a positive case of COVID-19 reported in a county resident since May 14th as of Thursday afternoon.

JCHD has reported 102 total positive test results since the start of the pandemic. There are still 2 active cases currently in isolation while 86 have been released. The county has reported 1,042 negative test results.

 

Harrison says although a streak of no cases is great news, she reminds county residents to continue following the health guidelines so as to keep that number of new cases at zero each day. The JCHD encourages people to continue practicing good hand hygiene, putting distance between you and others, trying not to gather in groups if it’s not necessary, wear a face covering while in public, and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.