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Giles County increased to 42 patients who have tested positive for COVID-19, coronavirus, as of 2 p.m. today, June 24, according to the Tennessee Department of Health website,

Sixteen of those confirmed cases have now recovered.

In today’s update on, negative tests rose to 1,616, up from 1,592.

Test results in Tennessee counties contiguous to Giles are: Lawrence — 97 positive, 2,518 negative, 43 recovered, three fatalities; Lincoln — 51 positive, 1,954 negative, 33 recovered; Marshall — 49 positive, 1,556 negative, 36 recovered, one fatality; and Maury — 248 positive, 4,565 negative, 123 recovered, two fatalities.

As of 2 p.m. today, Tennessee has reported 37,235 total cases, 674,821 negative tests, 556 fatalities and 24,693 recovered.

According to Johns Hopkins University, the United States has 2,364,874 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 121,662 deaths.

Globally, JHU reports 9,323,932 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 479,215 deaths.

—Staff Reports

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