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Giles County increased to 4,709 patients who have tested positive for COVID-19, coronavirus, as of Aug. 30, according to the Tennessee Department of Health website,

Of those confirmed cases, 4,297 are now considered inactive/recovered.

One hundred fatalities have been reported for Giles.

Giles County’s active case count is currently 312.

“TDH defines ‘inactive/recovered’ as people who are (1) at least 14 days beyond their symptom onset date, or are at least 14 days beyond the first test confirming their illness if asymptomatic, and (2) are not deceased.”

In today’s update on, negative tests rose to 26,971, up from 26,468 a week ago.

Giles County has had 118 residents hospitalized since May 9, 2020.

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 — 7,389 positive, 679 active, 103 fatalities; Lincoln — 5,421 positive, 490 active, 71 fatalities; Marshall — 5,510 positive, 715 active, 68 fatalities; and Maury — 16,112 positive, 1,134 active, 188 fatalities.

As of today, Tennessee has reported 1,042,123 total cases, 13,429 fatalities and 949,232 inactive/recovered.

United States, Global

According to Johns Hopkins University, the United States has 39,019,075 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 638,577 deaths.

Globally, JHU reports 216,994,214 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 4,508,317 deaths.

—Staff Reports

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