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Giles County increased to 6,119 patients who have tested positive for COVID-19, coronavirus, as of Nov. 15, according to the Tennessee Department of Health website,

Of those confirmed cases, 5,961 are now considered inactive/recovered.

One hundred twenty-seven fatalities have now been reported for Giles.

Giles County’s active case count is currently 31.

“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 32,033, up from 31,471 two weeks ago.

Giles County has had 224 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 — 9,658 positive, 71 active, 125 fatalities; Lincoln — 6,779 positive, 64 active, 88 fatalities; Marshall — 6,917 positive, 41 active, 88 fatalities; and Maury — 19,599 positive, 150 active, 237 fatalities.

As of today, Tennessee has reported 1,297,472 total cases, 16,683 fatalities and 1,268,667 inactive/recovered.

United States, Global

According to Johns Hopkins University, the United States has 47,201,668 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 764,127 deaths.

Globally, JHU reports 253,772,767 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 5,105,818 deaths.

—Staff Reports

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