Tipton County’s confirmed cases continues to grow as expected, the statistics provided by the Tennessee Department of Health showed Tuesday afternoon.

The number of confirmed cases grew again by two, three people are still hospitalized while they await COVID-19 test results and Tipton went up to 12th in confirmed cases per capita.

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Tipton County’s numbers

Confirmed cases: 38

Average increase in confirmed cases per day: 1.9

Cases per 10,000: 6.22, currently ranked 12th of 95 counties (up from 5.89 and 13th on Monday)


Tipton Countians tested: 331

Average number of tests per day: 24

Number negative: 293, or 89.7 percent

Need to get tested? Tipton has six testing sites.

Recovery and hospitalization

Number of Tipton Countians recovered: Unknown data on the county level, but no Tipton County COVID-19 deaths

Number hospitalized at Baptist-Tipton: 3, all of whom are still waiting on test results (one patient hospitalization earlier this week has tested negative)


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

Tipton also leads the region in percentage of confirmed cases amongst those tested.

  1. Tipton: 10.4 percent confirmed, 89.7 negative; 331 tested
  2. Fayette: 9.09 percent confirmed, 90.91 negative; 210 tested
  3. Haywood: 8.33 percent confirmed, 90.91 negative; 66 tested
  4. Shelby: 8.29 percent confirmed, 91.67 negative; 9,354 tested
  5. Dyer: 6.67 percent confirmed, 93.33 negative; 140 tested
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 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 52,874 Tennesseans have been tested, with 4,138 positives and 72 deaths (18 of those in Shelby County). At least 408 people across the state have been hospitalized at some point during infection and 466 people have recovered.

Statewide, 7.26 percent of tests result in a positive diagnosis for COVID-19.

Though population centers like Shelby and Davidson counties lead the state in number of confirmed cases, they do not lead in cases per capita.

Data for April 7 shows Sumner County leads with 22.47 cases per 10,000 people. Here’s the rest of the top 10:

  1. Sumner: 22.47
  2. Trousdale: 17.19
  3. Davidson: 14.17
  4. Williamson: 13.72
  5. Grundy: 11.68
  6. Wilson: 9.91
  7. Robertson: 9.81
  8. Shelby: 9.11
  9. Putnam: 7.88
  10. Marion: 7.44

Tipton County came in at 12th Tuesday with 6.22 per 10,000 residents, up from the 13th spot on Monday.. It was ranked in the top 10 last week but fell to 12th on Sunday.

Tennessee has 6.06 confirmed cases per 10,000 residents. There are still eight counties  with no confirmed cases.

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