COVID Numbers Continue to Rise in Cheatham County



August 6, 2021


The State Health department reported yesterday, August 6, 2021, that Cheatham County had a total of 124 active COVID-19 cases- an increase of nine cases from Thursday. This brings the county's total number of confirmed positive cases to 4,855 since the beginning of the 2020 outbreak.


In comparison, at its peak, 81 new COVID-19 cases were reported locally on December 10, 2020.


There are currently 95 hospitalized Cheatham County residents battling the virus, according to state data.


Over the last seven days, their data also shows that Cheatham County has averaged 52 COVID-19 tests per day, with the average number of positives being 15.1%.


From July 9 to August 5, the county averaged a daily increase of 7.6 new cases. From July 30 to August 5, it averaged 21.8.


Free COVID -19 Vaccinations are available via drive thru at the back side of the Cheatham County Health Department in Ashland City. Testing days and hours are Monday-Friday 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.


The health department offers the Moderna vaccine on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays, and offers the Pfizer vaccine on both Tuesdays and Wednesdays for patients 12 years and older.


Appointments are not necessary for the test or the vaccine.

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Cheatham County Mayor Kerry McCarver says, "Our vaccination rate in Cheatham County stands at 40.33% with one shot and 36.10% fully vaccinated. The State of Tennessee has a 45.2% with one shot and 39.5% fully vaccinated."


For more information call the Cheatham County Health Department at 615-792-4318.


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