COVID cases for the month of May 2021 were the lowest they’ve been in more than a year.

According to the statistics provided by the Tennessee Department of Health, there were only 162 cases of COVID diagnosed last month.


There were 179 cases reported in April 2021.

From May 1-31 active cases fell from 79 to 35. There were 29 active cases going into June. The last time active cases were so low was late April 2020.

Total cases for the entirety of the pandemic were 7,440 on Wednesday.

The average number of cases per day is 5 and our cases per capita stand at 2 per 100,000.

The state was revising death numbers last month, so the numbers fell and rose. Current deaths sit at 105, suggesting one death for the month of May.

There were no COVID deaths reported for the month of April.

There were 28 cases reported in the 5-18 age group during the month of May, another low. School is out for the summer and cases within the district will not be tracked again until fall, the state said.

Tipton County currently has a 2.6-percent positivity rate, which is well below the White House Task Force’s 10-percent or below goal.

The transmission rate is .93.

Twenty-six percent of Tipton Countians have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 22 percent are fully vaccinated.

Vaccinations are no longer being given in Cobb Parr Park. Tests and vaccines are now being administered at the Tipton County Health Department on Mueller Brass Road. Vaccines are also being given at several local pharmacies, like Miller’s, Walgreens, Walmart and Baptist-Tipton.

Echo Day
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