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Giles County increased to 299 patients who have tested positive for COVID-19, coronavirus, as of 9 p.m. today, July 28, according to the Tennessee Department of Health website,

Of those confirmed cases, 107 have now recovered.

In today’s update on, negative tests rose to 4,263, up from 4,119.

Seven fatalities have now been reported for Giles.

Sixteen Giles County residents have been hospitalized since May 9.

Long-Term Care Cluster

TDH reported a cluster of cases at a long-term care facility in Giles County for the first time July 17. TDH updates information on clusters at long-term care facilities each Friday.

According to the NHC, Pulaski website, 23 residents and 19 employees have tested positive. Four resident deaths have been reported. Three residents and five employees have recovered.

Elsewhere in Tennessee

Test results in Tennessee counties contiguous to Giles are: Lawrence — 404 positive, 5,197 negative, 229 recovered, six fatalities; Lincoln — 208 positive, 3,551 negative, 95 recovered, one fatality; Marshall — 221 positive, 3,821 negative, 117 recovered, two fatalities; and Maury — 933 positive, 10,154 negative, 475 recovered, four fatalities.

As of 9 p.m. today, Tennessee has reported 99,044 total cases, 1,318,884 negative tests, 999 fatalities and 59,760 recovered.

United States, Global

According to Johns Hopkins University, the United States has 4,349,313 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 149,234 deaths.

Globally, JHU reports 16,664,963 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 658,914 deaths.

—Staff Reports

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