Giles County increased to 502 patients who have tested positive for COVID-19, coronavirus, as of 2 p.m. today, Sept. 10, according to the Tennessee Department of Health website, Tn.gov/health.
Of those confirmed cases, 438 are now considered inactive/recovered.
Fifteen fatalities have now been reported for Giles.
Giles County’s active case count is currently 49.
In accordance with recently updated guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control, TDH has adjusted the period of time that must pass before they consider a case to be inactive/recoverd from 21 days to 14 days.
In today’s update on TN.gov/health, negative tests rose to 7,259, up from 7,191.
Thirty-one 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.”
Elsewhere in Tennessee
Test results in Tennessee counties contiguous to Giles are: Lawrence — 831 positive, 8,886 negative, 741 inactive, 11 fatalities; Lincoln — 491 positive, 6,530 negative, 435 inactive, one fatality; Marshall — 609 positive, 7,578 negative, 538 inactive, four fatalities; and Maury — 1,965 positive, 20,803 negative, 1,738 inactive, 18 fatalities.
As of 2 p.m. today, Tennessee has reported 168,237 total cases, 2,189,555 negative tests, 1,988 fatalities and 151,202 inactive/recovered.
United States, Global
According to Johns Hopkins University, the United States has 6,381,503 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 191,444 deaths.
Globally, JHU reports 27,968,576 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 905,624 deaths.