The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Tipton County has grown to 4, county executive Jeff Huffman reported Saturday afternoon.
The Tennessee Department of Health will not release information about patients or their location, however if you’ve been in contact with someone who has tested positive you’ll be notified by officials with the health department.
“As soon as people test positive the health department starts asking where they work, where they’ve been and who’ve they’ve been around,” Huffman said.
Some residents have been concerned about unknown phone numbers and potential scams.
The call will likely come in from a phone number with a 731 area code, because the regional office is located in Jackson. Regional epidemiologist Kevin Morris has been in contact with local people who are considered primary contacts, or those who have come in contact with someone who has tested positive.
Primary contacts are asked to stay under quarantine for two weeks from the last time they came in contact with the patient who tested positive for COVID-19. Friends and family members of primary contacts may be asked to quarantine as well.
When TDH released its statewide count Saturday, which it does every day at 2 p.m., the total number of confirmed cases in Tennessee was 371. That does not include Tipton’s newest cases.