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Cumberland Adds 3 Cases, Samples 10 at Drive-Thru Clinic

Mar 26, 2020

As of 6 p.m. March 26, Cumberland County has a total of 11 positive COVID-19 cases. The Department of Public Health was notified of three new cases today.

Two cases were reported by the Womack Army Medical Center Department of Public Health. Cumberland County will be assisting in the contact investigations.

The third case was from a private provider. Cumberland County Public Health is handling that investigation and will notify any contacts who fall under the guidelines for additional monitoring and testing. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines a “close contact” as being within 6 feet for 10 minutes or more.

“I encourage all residents to stay at home except for essential work, picking up food, groceries, and medicine, and seeking healthcare or other essential services,” said Health Director Jennifer Green.

Drive-Thru Test Collection

The Health Department collected samples from 10 people during its second drive-thru clinic today. The results are expected back in approximately three to five days.

A decision on whether drive-thru clinics will be held next week has not been made, Green said.