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Giles County increased to 3,679 patients who have tested positive for COVID-19, coronavirus, as of Feb. 18, according to the Tennessee Department of Health website,

Of those confirmed cases, 3,464 are now considered inactive/recovered.

Ninety-five fatalities have been reported for Giles.

Giles County’s active case count is currently 120.

In accordance with updated guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control, TDH adjusted the period of time that must pass before they consider a case to be inactive/recovered from 21 days to 14 days.

In today’s update on, negative tests rose to 21,263, up from 21,256.

Giles County has had 104 residents 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.”

Long-Term Care Clusters

TDH first reported a new cluster of cases at NHC Pulaski Oct. 30, 2020. TDH lists the facility with five positive residents and 17 positive staff members. One resident death has been reported.

TDH updates information on clusters at long-term care facilities each Friday.

Elsewhere in Tennessee

Test results in Tennessee counties contiguous to Giles are: Lawrence — 5,527 positive, 26,947 negative, 5,330 inactive, 79 fatalities; Lincoln — 4,082 positive, 16,312 negative, 3,964 inactive, 61 fatalities; Marshall — 3,863 positive, 21,559 negative, 3,707 inactive, 54 fatalities; and Maury — 12,064 positive, 67,578 negative, 11,649 inactive, 155 fatalities.

As of today, Tennessee has reported 761,301 total cases, 5,906,425 negative tests, 11,057 fatalities and 731,791 inactive/recovered.

United States, Global

According to Johns Hopkins University, the United States has 27,886,005 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 492,760 deaths.

Globally, JHU reports 110,242,443 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 2,439,127 deaths.

—Staff Reports

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