Since Tipton County’s first case was reported 42 days ago, The Leader has been providing daily updates on the total number of confirmed cases as well as other data that has been added along the way, such as completed tests, recovered patients and current hospitalizations.
Going into this week, it was clear Tipton would hit 100 total confirmed cases. According to Dr. Shavetta Conner, a Tennessee Department of Health infectious disease specialist who participated in Senator Paul Rose’s tele-town hall Tuesday, the number of confirmed cases was 101 yesterday.
In its daily reporting Wednesday afternoon, TDH said the number was 98.
When called to confirm the number of cases, County Executive Jeff Huffman said the health department reported 104 total cases in Tipton County Wednesday.
The health department has not yet responded to our requests for clarification on the six-case discrepancy. We have charted 101 and will update the graphics and information once the clarification has been made.
Total completed tests: 1,344–1,350, depending upon number of positives
If you’d like to be tested, check out our list of testing sites.
Recovery and hospitalization
Number of Tipton Countians recovered: 49
Number hospitalized at Baptist-Tipton: 0
How does Tipton compare to other counties?
Tipton is in the top three counties for number of confirmed cases in West Tennessee, coming in behind Shelby and Madison. If Tipton has 104 cases, it ties Madison County for second place.
We are also 16th of 95 in total confirmed cases.
Tipton has 16.04 cases per 10,000 residents, which puts us at 17th in the state. Prison outbreaks have Bledsoe, Trousdale and Lake counties leading the state in cases per capita.
To date, 2.2 percent of Tipton Countians have been tested.