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Giles County increased to 5,448 patients who have tested positive for COVID-19, coronavirus, as of Sept. 20, according to the Tennessee Department of Health website,

Of those confirmed cases, 4,969 are now considered inactive/recovered.

One hundred five fatalities have now been reported for Giles.

Giles County’s active case count is currently 374.

“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 28,940, up from 28,378 a week ago.

Giles County has had 176 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 — 8,800 positive, 666 active, 107 fatalities; Lincoln — 6,162 positive, 368 active, 78 fatalities; Marshall — 6,397 positive, 354 active, 72 fatalities; and Maury — 18,247 positive, 956 active, 203 fatalities.

As of today, Tennessee has reported 1,190,689 total cases, 14,450 fatalities and 1,107,829 inactive/recovered.

United States, Global

According to Johns Hopkins University, the United States has 42,255,382 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 675,133 deaths.

Globally, JHU reports 228,947,223 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 4,698,157 deaths.

—Staff Reports

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