On Friday, April 10, Tipton reported four more confirmed cases, bringing the total to 43 since its first one on March 19.

The Tennessee Department of Health has added data about recoveries to the statistics its reporting, so we now know 14 people from Tipton County have recovered.

Yesterday Haywood surged past Tipton County for number of confirmed cases amongst those tested.


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Tipton County’s numbers

Confirmed cases: 43

Average increase in confirmed cases per day: 1.86

Cases per 10,000: 7.04


Tipton Countians tested: 436

Average number of tests per day: 27.3

Number negative: 393, or 91 percent

Need to get tested? Tipton has six testing sites.

Recovery and hospitalization

Number of Tipton Countians recovered: 14

Number hospitalized at Baptist-Tipton: 1 (awaiting test results)


The numbers show, of its rural neighbors, Tipton is conducting more testing than other counties in West Tennessee.

Though Tipton has led the region in percentage of confirmed cases amongst those tested, on Thursday it dropped to second. Haywood increased to 11.71 (up from 9.28 Wednesday) and Tipton went from 8.71 Thursday to 8.98 Friday.

  1. Haywood: 11.71 percent positive; 99 tested, 13 confirmed, 1 death
  2. Tipton: 8.98 percent positive; 436 tested, 43 confirmed
  3. Fayette: 8.83 percent positive; 289 tested, 28 confirmed
  4. Shelby: 8.07 percent positive; 11,946 tested, 1,049 confirmed, 25 deaths
  5. McNairy: 7.5 percent positive; 111 tested, 9 confirmed
What does this mean? 

This could be interpreted to mean Tipton has more access to tests than some of its neighbors and is testing those who show symptoms. It could also show a higher rate of infection in Tipton than some of its neighbors.

We’ve chosen to show this data in percentages amongst those tested as it allows for a better comparison of positives and negatives amongst the population tested for each count.


More than 62,799 Tennesseans have been tested, with at least 4,862 positives and at least 98 deaths (25 of those in Shelby County and one in Haywood County). At least 536 people across the state have been hospitalized at some point during infection and 1,145 people have recovered.

Statewide, 7.19 percent of tests result in a positive diagnosis for COVID-19.

Echo Day
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