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Giles County increased to 3,150 patients who have tested positive for COVID-19, coronavirus, as of Jan. 14, according to the Tennessee Department of Health website,

Of those confirmed cases, 2,686 are now considered inactive/recovered.

Seventy-one fatalities have now been reported for Giles.

Giles County’s active case count is currently 393.

In accordance with updated guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control, TDH adjusted the period of time that must pass before they consider a case to be inactive/recovered from 21 days to 14 days.

In today’s update on, negative tests rose to 19,206, up from 19,119.

Ninety-three Giles County residents have been hospitalized since May 9.

TDH reminds citizens, “It is important to remember COVID-19 case counts only represent a portion of actual illness in the community. Because being ‘counted’ as a case requires visiting a health care provider and/or seeking a COVID-19 test, there are cases in the community that are not officially counted.”

Long-Term Care Clusters

TDH reported a new cluster of cases at Elk River Health & Rehabilitation of Ardmore Jan. 8. Four residents and two staff members have tested positive.

TDH first reported two new clusters of cases at Pulaski facilities Oct. 30.

AHC Meadowbrook has 38 residents and 17 staff members who have tested positive. TDH reports six resident deaths.

TDH lists NHC Pulaski with four positive residents and 13 positive staff members. One resident death has been reported.

TDH updates information on clusters at long-term care facilities each Friday.

Elsewhere in Tennessee

Test results in Tennessee counties contiguous to Giles are: Lawrence — 5,001 positive, 24,092 negative, 4,447 inactive, 69 fatalities; Lincoln — 3,710 positive, 14,825 negative, 3,335 inactive, 44 fatalities; Marshall — 3,331 positive, 19,812 negative, 2,899 inactive, 36 fatalities; and Maury — 10,746 positive, 61,028 negative, 9,526 inactive, 120 fatalities.

As of today, Tennessee has reported 670,482 total cases, 5,274,954 negative tests, 8,232 fatalities and 596,883 inactive/recovered.

United States, Global

According to Johns Hopkins University, the United States has 23,276,346 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 388,048 deaths.

Globally, JHU reports 92,993,666 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 1,991,206 deaths.

—Staff Reports

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