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Giles County increased to 77 patients who have tested positive for COVID-19, coronavirus, as of 2 p.m. today, July 8, according to the Tennessee Department of Health website,

Thirty of those confirmed cases have now recovered.

In today’s update on, negative tests rose to 2,419, up from 2,289.

One fatality has been reported for Giles.

Test results in Tennessee counties contiguous to Giles are: Lawrence — 192 positive, 3,330 negative, 86 recovered, six fatalities; Lincoln — 78 positive, 2,502 negative, 48 recovered; Marshall — 101 positive, 2,162 negative, 48 recovered, one fatality; and Maury — 406 positive, 5,785 negative, 234 recovered, three fatalities.

As of 2 p.m. today, Tennessee has reported 55,986 total cases, 885,538 negative tests, 685 fatalities and 32,736 recovered.

According to Johns Hopkins University, the United States has 3,022,899 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 131,857 deaths.

Globally, JHU reports 11,900,855 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 545,728 deaths.

—Staff Reports

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