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Giles County increased to 3,127 patients who have tested positive for COVID-19, coronavirus, as of Jan. 13, according to the Tennessee Department of Health website,

Of those confirmed cases, 2,633 are now considered inactive/recovered.

Seventy fatalities have now been reported for Giles.

Giles County’s active case count is currently 424.

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 19,119, up from 19,057.

Ninety 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 — 4,956 positive, 23,954 negative, 4,392 inactive, 69 fatalities; Lincoln — 3,672 positive, 14,738 negative, 3,281 inactive, 44 fatalities; Marshall — 3,285 positive, 19,728 negative, 2,866 inactive, 35 fatalities; and Maury — 10,666 positive, 60,733 negative, 9,421 inactive, 118 fatalities.

As of today, Tennessee has reported 665,499 total cases, 5,254,875 negative tests, 8,148 fatalities and 588,974 inactive/recovered.

United States, Global

According to Johns Hopkins University, the United States has 23,029,450 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 383,939 deaths.

Globally, JHU reports 92,162,781 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 1,974,091 deaths.

—Staff Reports

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