Tipton County Cases
🦠 𝗖𝗢𝗩𝗜𝗗 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘 🦠 𝗦𝗔𝗧𝗨𝗥𝗗𝗔𝗬, 𝗦𝗘𝗣𝗧. 𝟭𝟵, 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟬
Today marks six months since Tipton County’s first confirmed case of COVID-19. In this time, we have had 1,711 confirmed/active cases and 17 deaths.
The majority of confirmed cases is in the 31-40 age range (355), then the 21-30 (330) range.
In Tipton County, we have a .99% fatality rate. With hospitalizations, the state is reporting 4.9% of patients have been hospitalized in Tipton County. This does not include the patients being hospitalized in Shelby County (and we do not yet know those numbers).
Schools have closed, held socially-distanced graduations, and are operating with a hybrid model with 29% of students attending classes virtually and face-to-face students going from a staggered scheduled to full-time in-person instruction. This week they will begin four-day weeks.
Businesses and restaurants have closed, then re-opened with new guidelines for capacity and operation.
Gas prices fell to historic lows in the spring. Shipping times have increased. People in service industries are struggling.
There have be interesting effects as well, like an increase in sales tax collections.
What have been the most difficult parts for you? What is something that, despite the tragic nature of a pandemic, has changed for the better (i.e. more family time)?
𝗧𝗜𝗣𝗧𝗢𝗡 𝗖𝗢𝗨𝗡𝗧𝗬’𝗦 𝗡𝗨𝗠𝗕𝗘𝗥𝗦
🔺 Confirmed cases are 1,711 today, which is an 61-case increase since our last update on Tuesday (27 Wednesday, 7 Thursday, 20 Friday and 7 today).
Our average daily cases is 13, according to the University of Tennessee State Data Center, which is up from 9 last week.
📉 Active cases are reportedly 134 today. We were at 149 yesterday.
(Earlier this month the Tennessee Dept. of Health reported its reclassification of cases to inactive/recovered after 14 days, so this number saw a dramatic decline.)
🩺 There have been 952 tests processed since Tuesday’s reporting. This is a 4.64% increase. Confirmed cases increased by 3.69%.
➕ Per the TSDC, our five-day positivity rate is 8%. Our overall positivity rate is 9.4% (-.1%).
📈 The spread for new cases is:
0-10 years: 1 new case
11-20 years: 2 new cases
21-30 years: 2 new cases
31-40 years: 5 new cases
41-50 years: 5 new cases
51-60 years: 7 new cases
61-70 years: 9 new cases
71-80 years: 1 new case
81+ years: 2 new cases
Pending: 0 new cases
😷 Recoveries are now called inactive cases and are reportedly 1,5060, which is a 54-case increase from Tuesday. Our fatality rate is .99%.
🏥 The state is reporting our cumulative total of hospitalizations in Tipton County is 85 (+1). We’re sending prayers for a speedy recovery.
🍎 𝗖𝗢𝗩𝗜𝗗-𝟭𝟵 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗧𝗶𝗽𝘁𝗼𝗻 𝗖𝗼𝘂𝗻𝘁𝘆 𝗦𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝗹𝘀
The total number of school-age children (5-18) from Tipton County diagnosed with COVID-19 is 135 and increased by 4 cases (5-10 age range) since Tuesday.
There have been questions about recoveries for this age group; the state counts cases recovered after 14 days, so a presumed active number of cases here is likely approximately 7.
📋 𝑵𝒆𝒘 𝒓𝒆𝒑𝒐𝒓𝒕𝒔 𝒇𝒓𝒐𝒎 𝒔𝒄𝒉𝒐𝒐𝒍𝒔
We have numbers from the board regarding students and staff who’ve quarantined and tested positive. Sherrie Yarbro said the schools report numbers weekly and the board will update the state’s new dashboard.
Here’s the dashboard: https://districtinformation.tnedu.gov/covid-informati…/…/840
𝑾𝒆𝒆𝒌 𝒆𝒏𝒅𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝑺𝒆𝒑𝒕. 11
The dashboard showed 0 students were diagnosed with COVID-19 during the reporting period and fewer than 5 teachers/staff were diagnosed.
While there are students and staff in quarantine, there are no reported clusters or closures.
🏨 𝗖𝗢𝗩𝗜𝗗-𝟭𝟵 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗹𝗼𝗻𝗴-𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗺 𝗰𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗳𝗮𝗰𝗶𝗹𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗲𝘀
The state has a database of long-term care facilities with cases. This data is updated weekly, on Fridays, and is for the week ending Sept. 11.
AHC in Covington, Bert Johnston Ave., Covington: 1 resident and 10 staff members with COVID (last week they reported 5 staff members had been diagnosed)
Magnolia Creek, Hwy. 51, Covington: 13 staff members with COVID (+1 from last week), 6 residents cases and 6 recovered residents
𝗥𝗜𝗦𝗞 𝗔𝗡𝗗 𝗧𝗥𝗔𝗡𝗦𝗠𝗜𝗦𝗦𝗜𝗢𝗡
🟠 𝗧𝗶𝗽𝘁𝗼𝗻’𝘀 𝗛𝗚𝗛𝗜/𝗕𝗦𝗣𝗛 𝗥𝗶𝘀𝗸 𝗟𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗹: 𝗢𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗲 𝗭𝗼𝗻𝗲 (𝟮𝟭.𝟴/𝟭𝟬𝟬𝗞)
Tipton is in the orange zone on the Harvard Global Health Initiative/Brown School of Public Health “Path to Zero” Risk Level Dashboard for Thursday’s data (they’re two days behind). Our rate is 21.8/100K (it was 13.5 Tuesday), which is quite a bit lower than it has been.
For comparison, Shelby Co. is at 17/100K.
🟠 𝗧𝗡 𝗛𝗚𝗛𝗜/𝗕𝗦𝗣𝗛 𝗥𝗶𝘀𝗸 𝗟𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗹: 𝗢𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗲 𝗭𝗼𝗻𝗲 (𝟮𝟬.𝟵/𝟭𝟬𝟬𝗞)
Tennessee as a whole is in the HGHI/BSPH orange zone and the risk level is 20.9 (25 is the red zone; we were at 18.7 Tuesday). We rank 9th in the nation.
The orange zone shows accelerated spread (10-24 cases/100K people) where stay-at-home orders and/or rigorous test and trace programs are advised. The red zone, HGHI/BSPH suggests, should follow stay-at-home orders.
🟡 𝗪𝗵𝗶𝘁𝗲 𝗛𝗼𝘂𝘀𝗲 𝗧𝗮𝘀𝗸 𝗙𝗼𝗿𝗰𝗲 𝗥𝗶𝘀𝗸 𝗟𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗹: 𝗬𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗼𝘄
We are in the White House Task Force’s yellow zone which means we had both new cases between 10-100 per 100,000 population, and a diagnostic test positive result between 5-10%, or one of those two conditions and one condition qualifying as being in the Red Zone.
🟡 𝗠𝗲𝗮𝗻 𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗻𝘀𝗺𝗶𝘀𝘀𝗼𝗻 𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗲: 𝗬𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗼𝘄 𝗭𝗼𝗻𝗲 (𝟭.𝟬𝟰)
Our mean transmission rate is 1.04 , according to the Tennessee State Data Center. The yellow zone is the third level of five (with five being the worst). Shelby County is in the green zone at .95 as are all of our neighboring counties.
🔥 𝗖𝗼𝘂𝗻𝘁𝘆 𝗛𝗼𝘁 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝘁𝘀 𝗯𝘆 𝗭𝗶𝗽 𝗖𝗼𝗱𝗲
On the hotspot-by-ZIP code map:
38004/Atoka: Level 2 of 5 ⬆️
38011/Brighton: Level 1 of 5 ⬇️
38015/Burlison: Level 1 of 5 ↔️
38019/Covington: Level 4 of 5 ⬆️
38023/Drummonds: Level 2 of 5 ⬆️
38049/Mason & Stanton: Level 1 of 5 ↔️
38053/Quito & Millington part of T/Co.: Level 1 of 5 ⬇️
38058/Munford: Level 2 of 5 ↔️
Thanks again for reading along as we share information about the numbers and how they’re reported. It’s done in an effort to provide up-to-date information about cases so you can make informed decisions.
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