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Tipton County recorded its second COVID-19-related death.

The Tennessee Department of Health will not release the identity of the patients who died, but The Leader has learned the first was a man who was hospitalized in Memphis. He died on Sunday.


The second death was reported Wednesday. Nothing is yet known about this patient.

There are currently two patients hospitalized at Baptist-Tipton with results pending. TDH does not provide hospitalizations by county, however, so it is not known how many other Tipton Countians may be hospitalized in Memphis.

Governor Lee extends order permitting virtual meetings

Today Gov. Bill Lee issued Executive Order 34, which extends the period of time through which government bodies are permitted to meet virtually.

The order allows electronic meetings as long as all votes are done through roll call and the public is permitted some means through which it can participate.

Tipton County, Mason, Covington, Brighton and Atoka all have regularly scheduled or special called meetings scheduled next week. Most have plans to meet through Zoom or GoToMeeting.

EO 34 allows them to meet virtually through the end of June.

What are the numbers today?

Confirmed cases: 155+, which includes at least 79 inmates at the West Tennessee Detention Facility in Mason


Tipton Countians tested: 1,760+

Number negative: 1,605+

If you’d like to be tested, check out our list of testing sites.

Recovery and hospitalization

Number of Tipton Countians recovered: 64

Number hospitalized at Baptist-Tipton: 2; results pending

Tipton County deaths: 2

With at least 155 confirmed cases and 64 reported recoveries, this means there are at least 91 active cases of COVID-19 in Tipton County.

Echo Day
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