A National Guardsman waits for patients outside of the Tipton County Health Department on March 30, 2020.

Update: The health department has changed the hours it will be testing, so those reflected in a previous version of this story are now incorrect.

Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases, the Tipton County Health Department has announced it will extend its testing hours until 1 p.m. today.

Next week, the department will conduct testing from 7:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.

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There will be no testing on Thursday due to the Fight Flu TN free flu shot clinic at Cobb Parr Park in Covington.

Previously, testing was being done only until noon.

In Tipton County, confirmed cases have been on the rise for weeks. Testing shows the county’s positivity rates are well above 10 percent, which is the White House Task Force’s red zone.

The Tipton County Health Department is located at 4700 Mueller Brass Road in Covington. Tests are provided at no cost to the public.

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