On Saturday, April 18, a surge testing event was held at Brighton High School where 268 people were tested. Photo courtesy Tommy Dunavant

Tipton County’s official count held steady at 83 Tuesday, a spike the day before being attributed to an outbreak at the prison in Mason.

The number of confirmed cases hasn’t increased, but the numbers of completed tests and recoveries has.

In his daily briefing, Gov. Bill Lee reported a 2.16 percent day-over-day increase, which is the lowest increase the state has seen since it’s been measuring this data, and the number of recovered cases continues to exceed the number of new confirmed cases.


Statewide, there have been 7,394 confirmed cases and 3,828 of those patients have recovered, according to Tennessee Dept. of Health statistics.

Next week, the state will begin phased re-opening, however plans for this have not yet been announced.


What are the numbers today?

Confirmed cases: 83 (no change from Monday)

Average increase in confirmed cases per day: 2.5


Tipton Countians tested: 984; this does not include testing from Saturday’s surge testing event

Number negative: 901

Need to get tested? Tipton has six testing sites.

Recovery and hospitalization

Number of Tipton Countians recovered: 38, an increase of four from Monday

Number hospitalized at Baptist-Tipton: 0

With 83 confirmed cases and 38 reported recoveries, this means there are at least 45 active cases of COVID-19 in Tipton County.


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