Tipton County saw its largest day-over-day increases in confirmed cases, active cases and deaths outside of the prison outbreak two months ago.

Here’s a look at July’s numbers, so far:


88 new cases – and deaths have doubled

Since Friday, July 10, there have been 88 newly-diagnosed cases, bringing the total active cases to 231. There have been two deaths this week as well.

That’s a daily average of 9.9 new confirmed cases per day and almost one death every four days.

There have been 169 new cases diagnosed since July 1 and, in 17 days, the number of deaths has doubled. On June 30, the number of deaths was 4.

Community transmission seems to be increasing.

Tipton County is currently ranked second in the region for number of confirmed and active cases, behind only Shelby County.

The visualized data shows the number of active cases increasing steadily.

This week, the day-over-day increases have mostly been double digits with Thursday’s 23-case increase being the record increase when considering only community transmission.

Do your part, stay apart.

There is currently no mask mandate in Tipton County, though neighboring Shelby and Lauderdale counties both have a mandate imposed. Next week, retailers Walmart, Target, Home Depot, Lowe’s and Kroger will begin nationwide mask mandates.

There is currently a state-imposed mandate limiting gatherings to 50 or fewer people and guidance for in-person business practices, such as taking the temperatures of patrons and encouraging mask usage and hand washing.

Teachers are set to report to school on Aug. 3 with students following two weeks later for staggered in-person instruction for the first three weeks of school.

For more on Tipton County’s numbers, and to compare July with other months, see our daily COVID updates.