Though its increased by an average of 1.8 per day over the last three weeks, Wednesday’s number of confirmed cases remained unchanged from Tuesday as did Tipton’s cases per capita.

Two patients who were hospitalized in Covington and awaiting results tested negative, leaving one person still hospitalized and awaiting results.

Today the state health department also released more demographic data about confirmed cases, breaking down number of confirmed cases by race, ethnicity and sex.


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Tipton County’s numbers

Confirmed cases: 38

Average increase in confirmed cases per day: 1.8

Cases per 10,000: 6.22, currently ranked 13th of 95 counties


Tipton Countians tested: 367

Average number of tests per day: 22.6

Number negative: 329, or 90.6 percent

Number awaiting results: At least 26

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: 1 (awaiting test results; down from 4 on Monday, 3 of whom 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. Though, with no increase in confirmed cases Wednesday, its percentage of confirmed cases decreased from 10.4 to 9.38.

  1. Tipton: 9.38 percent confirmed, 90.62 negative; 367 tested
  2. Fayette: 9.24 percent confirmed, 90.76 negative; 216 tested
  3. Haywood: 8.54 percent confirmed, 91.46 negative; 75 tested
  4. Shelby: 8.3 percent confirmed, 91.7 negative; 9,913 tested
  5. McNairy: 6.6 percent confirmed, 93.4 negative; 99 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 56,618 Tennesseans have been tested, with at least 4,362 positives and at least 79 deaths (21 of those in Shelby County). At least 449 people across the state have been hospitalized at some point during infection and 592 people have recovered.

Statewide, 7.15 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 8 shows Sumner County still leads in cases per 10,000 people. Here’s the rest of the top 10:

  1. Sumner: 23.41
  2. Trousdale: 17.79
  3. Davidson: 15.10
  4. Williamson: 14.16
  5. Grundy: 11.68
  6. Putnam: 11.20 (up from 7.88 Tuesday)
  7. Wilson: 10.26
  8. Robertson: 10.11
  9. Shelby: 9.83
  10. Marion: 7.44

Tipton County came in at 13th Wednesday with 6.22 per 10,000 residents. The ranking dropped by one from Tuesday, but the per capita rate remain unchanged. Tipton was ranked in the top 10 last week.

Tennessee’s confirmed cases jumped to 10.26 per 10,000 residents, up from 6.06 Tuesday. There are still seven counties with no confirmed cases.

More demographic data

On Wednesday, the Tennessee Health Department began breaking its data down by race, ethnicity and sex for confirmed cases across the state. This information is not available by county.

Statewide, white Tennesseans accounted for 26.13 percent of confirmed cases, 7.34 percent are black or African-American, .73 percent are Asian-Americans and multi-racial Tennesseans make up 2.43 percent. More than 63 percent of cases are still pending.

Though more than 42 percent of cases are still pending, 53.85 percent of patients with confirmed cases of COVID-19 are not Hispanic or Latino and 3.55 percent are.

The state is also reporting 51.51 percent of patients with confirmed cases are female, 46.49 are male. Almost 2 percent are still pending.

Echo Day
Author: Echo Day

Echo Day is an award-winning journalist, photographer and designer. She is currently The Leader's managing editor.