Giles County increased to 3,111 patients who have tested positive for COVID-19, coronavirus, as of Jan. 12, according to the Tennessee Department of Health website, Tn.gov/health.
Of those confirmed cases, 2,586 are now considered inactive/recovered.
Seventy fatalities have now been reported for Giles.
Giles County’s active case count is currently 455.
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 TN.gov/health, negative tests rose to 19,057, up from 19,018.
Eighty-nine 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.”
Long-Term Care Clusters
TDH reported a new cluster of cases at Elk River Health & Rehabilitation of Ardmore Jan. 8. Four residents and two staff members have tested positive.
TDH first reported two new clusters of cases at Pulaski facilities Oct. 30.
AHC Meadowbrook has 38 residents and 17 staff members who have tested positive. TDH reports six resident deaths.
TDH lists NHC Pulaski with four positive residents and 13 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 — 4,938 positive, 23,886 negative, 4,310 inactive, 68 fatalities; Lincoln — 3,657 positive, 14,695 negative, 3,205 inactive, 41 fatalities; Marshall — 3,243 positive, 19,687 negative, 2,801 inactive, 34 fatalities; and Maury — 10,591 positive, 60,519 negative, 9,252 inactive, 118 fatalities.
As of today, Tennessee has reported 660,874 total cases, 5,236,613 negative tests, 8,011 fatalities and 579,345 inactive/recovered.
United States, Global
According to Johns Hopkins University, the United States has 22,784,091 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 379,551 deaths.
Globally, JHU reports 91,383,544 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 1,956,752 deaths.